RE: Are Zip drives obsolete?

Subject: RE: Are Zip drives obsolete?
From: Robert -dot- Partridge -at- MONDEX -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 16:48:28 -0000

I use both. Zip is quick, fairly reliable, rewriteable, and good for
transferring small to medium files. They're not good for permanent storage,
but are small, and pocketable.

I use CDs for more permanent archiving (noting that they are not permanent)
and transferring larger files. Writing a CD is slower, and more prone to
errors (for best/fastest results you need to set aside an area, or
preferably a separate partition, you can use for smoothly dumping to disk).

I tend to receive more CDs that Zips. I've had more compatibility problems
with PCs and Zips than with Macs and either media.

Robert Partridge
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> From: Peter Shea (USF)[SMTP:pshea2 -at- luna -dot- cas -dot- usf -dot- edu]
> Reply To: Peter Shea (USF)
> Sent: 13 November 2000 16:39
> Subject: Are Zip drives obsolete?
> I was pondering getting one, but I thought about writable CDs. Opinions?


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