Jaz Drive


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Jaz Drive

(hardware, storage)
Iomega Corporation's drive which takes removable one or two gigabyte disk cartridges which contain conventional hard disks.

Internal and external drives are available claiming an average transfer rate of 330 megabytes per minute - though that is dependant on the SCSI adapter, the parallel port adapter is unlikely to reach anything like this speed. The Jaz drive was the successor to the company's more establistablished Zip Drive.
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In the event of a system failure where the PC won't boot up, NZR allows Iomega Zip and Jaz drive owners to perform system recovery quickly and easily, while preserving the unique system settings and configurations of their computers.
The Jaz drive and lGB Jaz disks offer unlimited storage capacity at speeds matching many existing hard drives, making it ideal for adding additional hard drive space, providing high performance back-up with instant recovery, and serving as an indispensable tool for audio/video development and for graphics professionals.
Iomega Zip Drive (100 MB media) and Iomega Jaz Drive (1 GB media)
Currently, five people at Bowling Green State University's Philosophy Documentation Center access the Jaz drive using the AXIS StorPoint HD via a 10BaseT network.
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The Jaz drive can play back full-motion video at a maximum sustained transfer rate of eight megabytes per second or a burst rate as high as twenty megabytes per second.
Growth in Zip and Jaz disk unit shipments in the quarter increased 47% year-over- year, while Zip drive units rose 26% and Jaz drive shipments fell 7%.
Jaz drive shipments in the second quarter of 2000 were 68 thousand units, a decrease of 54 thousand units from second quarter 1999.
Jaz drive shipments in the first quarter 2000 were 75 thousand units, a decrease of 43 thousand units from the first quarter 1999.