250MB Zip drive to be launched 1999

A 250MB Zip drive will be launched in Australia by Iomega in the first quarter of 1999, the company has announced.

Retailing at $449, the drive is two-and-a-half times the capacity of the original Zip drive, which was 100MB. New 250MB disks will also be available, and the drive can read and write to 100MB Zip disks.

According to Iomega, the new 250MB Zip disks have 175 times more capacity than a floppy disk.

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