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Short Take: SyQuest drives go into Compaq PCs

SyQuest signed a three-year agreement with Compaq to include the former's 1GB Sparq removable cartridge hard drive into machines made under Compaq's newly announced configure-to-order scheme. The agreement with the world's largest PC maker is a significant win for SyQuest, at the expense of Iomega. High-capacity cartridge drives like the Sparq and the Zip drive are increasingly replacing floppies.

SyQuest signed a three-year agreement with Compaq to include the former's 1GB Sparq removable cartridge hard drive into machines made under Compaq's newly announced configure-to-order scheme. The agreement with the world's largest PC maker is a significant win for SyQuest, at the expense of Iomega. High-capacity cartridge drives like the Sparq and the Zip drive are increasingly replacing floppies.