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Re: 8 GB Flash drive formatted at 3.7 GB

Steven Ringwald-3 wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-12-21 at 15:29 -0600, Mikkel wrote:
>> My experience with ZIP disks was that if they came formatted, or if
>> you used the Omega formatting tools, they always had one partition.
>> What partition was an indication of what system they were formatted
>> for. Windows was partition 4, Linux was partition 1, and I don't
>> remember what MAC used. (It might not have used a DOS-type partition
>> table.)
>> I also remember removable platter SCSI drives that pre-dated ZIP
>> drives, but I can not remember what they were called. The didn't have
>> nearly as much capacity, and the cartridges were larger. I think I
>> still have a couple in storage somewhere...
>> I believe you are talking about the IoMega Jaz drive...
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iomega_Jaz

Jaz at 1G was a latecomer, Iomega Bernoulli at 44M. several years before Zip

Robert McBroom

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