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Enabling technologies for a 100-MB 3.5" floppy (ZIPtm) disk drive
Author(s): John C. Briggs
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Paper Abstract

By combining modified hard disk heads/suspensions, advances in thin metal particle media, media stabilization, and servo technologies, 3.5 inch floppy disks have recently jumped from the ubiquitous 1.44 MB floppies to the 100 MB ZipTM disks. This paper details the technological improvements that have gone into increasing the storage capacity of the floppy disk drive and how the same improvements pushed data throughput to greater than 1 MB/sec and seek times down to 29 ms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2604, High-Density Data Recording and Retrieval Technologies, (15 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230058
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John C. Briggs, Iomega Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2604:
High-Density Data Recording and Retrieval Technologies
Ted A. Schwarz; Martin Francis, Editor(s)

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