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Essential Guide to Computer Data Storage: From Floppy to DVD, The by Andrei Khurshudov

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Removable Magnetic Storage

What is the Removable Magnetic Storage?

Removable magnetic storage consists of a device that uses media magnetization to store and retrieve information and can be moved around (like external hard disk drives) or use the media that can be removed (floppy, Zip, etc.). For more information, see Chapter 3.

Who are the Main Manufacturers of Removable Magnetic Storage Devices?

There are plenty of manufacturers. The limiting factor here is standardization: everyone wants removable storage that can be used everywhere.

So far, Iomega seems to be the most successful in this arena. Sony, Imation, Castlewood, and a few others are trying to compete with Iomega to become the next preinstalled removable magnetic storage standard inside ...

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