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Notebook with internal Zip drive

by ubose1 / August 8, 2005 3:49 PM PDT

I am looking for a notebook with an internal Zip drive. Dell, HP and others used to make them until a couple of years ago. Dell and HP don't any more. Is anybody making them now? Thanks.

Paul

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RE:
by damasta55r / August 8, 2005 4:22 PM PDT

None... Maybe get an external one instead.

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Get a USB 2.0 Flash drive- the floppy disk and zip disk gone
by KenSanramon / August 9, 2005 9:43 AM PDT
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Now that USB flash drives are out there and they come in 256mb, 512mb, 1GB and even higher versions these have essentially erased the need for a Zip drive for most file transfers.

The flash drives are portable (wear around the neck on a string), they are much less prone to failure (no moving parts like the zip drive motor itself) and you don't have to buy any media for them either.

You can get a 512mb zip drive from many sources (The SanDisk Micros are a nice size and casing or the Lexar Secure drives even have data password protection) from under $30.00 when on sale after rebate.

Note also that many notebooks now have an SD card slot and a high speed SD card performs exactly as a USB 2.0 flash drive would but of course you could only use it on computers with an SD slot. This would also apply for other flash card media formats on some computers with multiple flash card slots.

Any computer sold now, however, has USB 2.0 and that makes the Flashdrive an incredible portable and nearly indestructable data swapping device.

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