Iomega external parallel zip drive
CNET Networks' runs a regular series called "Cracking Open" in which it takes a look inside a variety of gadgets. CNET News.com is publishing this excerpt.
In 1995, Iomega's little blue Zip drive made PC World's "50 Greatest Gadgets of the Past 50 Years" list. These popular drives gave many users their first taste of easy-to-use backup and storage media. We thought it would be fun to crack one open and see how it was put together.
Iomega started shipping these little wonders in 1995, when a 1G hard drive cost $625.
Caption text by TechRepublic's Scott Wolf.
January 31, 2008 12:00 PM PST
Photo by: Scott Wolf/CNET Networks
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