Do you still use ZIP disks?
June 7, 2007 11:20pm CST
I saw an old ZIP disk drive at Kinkos and wondered, do people still use those things? It seems like a colossal waste of time these days, with iPods and flash drives. (Zip disks can only hold about 250 MB of memory anyway.)
• United States
9 Jun 07
I never used those things. I knew a few Mac users who did though. They came in three varieties: 100MB, 250MB, and 750MB. The problem is, no one drive could use all three formats. Aside from that they were slow and prone to corruption just like floppy disks. Just like Jazz drives and Superdisks, they were a failure.
9 Jun 07
I haven't used a ZIP disk in about 2 years, not since I got my new PC. It doesn't even have a ZIP disk drive so I easily switched to USB keys. Apparently some disks could hold 750 MB, but none of the disks that I used could, I think. I found that they easily corrupted themselves, but I did like using them.