And unlike Zip or Superdisk
floppies, which do hold a lot, you don't have to lug around the disk driver with DiskOn-Key.
240MB portable drive can reformat a standard 1.44 MB floppy diskette to hold 32 MB of information.
With a remote hard disk, there is no need to carry around a floppy disk, SuperDisk
, ZIP disk, CD-ROM, DVD, or an external hard disk that contains the file(s).
Another enhancement is the software's ability to back-up hard disk drives by writing disk images directly to CD-R/R drives and to a range of removable magnetic media, including ZIP, JAZ and SuperDisk
The SelectBay accommodates up to nine optional interchangeable modular devices including a second battery, second hard drive, CD-R/RW, Iomega Notebook Zip 250MB drive and LS120 SuperDisk
, which are backward compatible with the Tecra 8100.
Benchmark Storage Compute I/O Total Device Time Time Time POSTMARK Atlas 10k 10 730 740 Superdisk
10 400 410 MEMS Store 10 215 225 TPC-D Atlas 10k 3 27 30 (query 4) Superdisk
3 11 14 MEMS Store 3 7 10 On the PostMark benchmark, the system with MEMS-based storage completes three times faster than the disk drive, primarily due to much faster positioning times.
Also available are multiple storage device options including a DVD-ROM Drive, 24x (max) CD-ROM Drive, LS-120 "SuperDisk
" Drive, and HDD options up to 20GB.
Customizable options include a 48X max CD-ROM drive, an 8X EIDE DVD-ROM drive, a SuperDisk
LS120 removable media drive, or a Zip 250MB removable media drive.
There are external ones available for both G3s and iMacs for under $100 Or you can get the Imation SuperDisk
USB for about $150, which will be able to read or store information on regular 1.44 MB floppies and the Imation 120MB disks, which run about $10 each.
The program is targeted for use with Iomega Zip drives, but works also for Jaz disks, CD-ROMs, SuperDisk
LS-120, 1.44MB Floppies, fixed hard disks and other removable or fixed media.
It also promises to be much cheaper than Imation Corp's LS-120 "Superdisk
," which is compatible with 1.44Mb drives, but uses expensive voice coil motor control and metal in gap MIG/optical heads.