Design Features of the Zip Drive Head Drive
Unlike HDDs, the Zip drive uses a linear drive with a moving coil. There are two types of drive mechanisms for moving coil heads: linear and rotary. These types differ…

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Ways of spreading viruses
How are viruses and, in particular, the Win95.CIH virus spread? It is generally believed that the main path is the Internet. Other viruses cause a lot of controversy about the…

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Removable cartridge technology
Unfortunately, despite repeated attempts by various manufacturers to launch a reliable device with removable media on the market, none of them have yet managed to deceive the laws of nature.…

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proceedings

Mass Share Against Iomega

On September 10, 1998, in the New Castle County Supreme Court, Delaware, on behalf of all Iomega Zip drive owners, a campaign of dissatisfied consumers began that went beyond national boundaries. The category of interested parties was represented by four law firms – Dodge, Fazio, Anderson & Jones, P.C., known for repeatedly achieving success in prosecution processes in various group actions. Continue reading

Golden Disks and IDE
The problem of recording "golden" discs has already been covered on our website (as well as in the journal CHIP, No. 8, 1999). However, the problems continue. Only, if earlier…

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The thickness of the magnetic layer of the disk
Removable magnetic media, manufactured by Iomega for Bernoulli drives, were extremely durable and reliable and cost quite a bit. The special 3-inch disks used in Zip are very similar to…

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How to avoid network downtime?
A network of any company or organization is created to provide users with easy access to information, applications and network services. However, both company’s productivity and revenues can suffer significantly…

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Problems recording a gold disc
Recently, CD recorders have become very widespread. In this regard, the circle of people dissatisfied with these devices has also expanded dramatically. There was a firm belief that recording on…

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