Iomega brings back the Zip drive
Think back to the 90’s. You know, back when you were actually happy to be running off of a 56k modem, and you still had to use floppy disks to store your data. Back then there was a great idea for a new disk standard that would allow you to carry 100 or even 200MB of your precious data around. Yes, I’m talking about the Zip drive. It started to take off, and had some potential. That is until CD-R/W drives hit a reasonable price and CD-R discs set you back less than a buck apiece. The last time I checked, you could find Zip disks as big as 750MB, but they were way too expensive to even bother with. Well, Iomega has resurrected the Zip disk, and this time around it holds more than any current disc format on the market.
Iomega has actually dropped the Zip name, and re-dubbed it the Rev. Essentially the Rev is a hard drive that’s been split in one half. The disks contain only the platter, while the main unit holds the head and other mechanisms. The disks are highly durable, which is good for anything that you plan on sticking in your pocket or a laptop case. There’s no word on pricing yet, but I would venture to guess that the fate of this product will rest solely on that tiny detail.