JAZ DRIVE PROVIDES NEAR HARD-DISK SPEED FOR LESS.
Byline: Alfred Poor PC Magazine
Iomega Corp. finally has begun shipping the Jaz Drive See Jaz disk.
(hardware, storage) Jaz Drive - Iomega Corporation's drive which takes removable one or two gigabyte disk cartridges which contain conventional hard disks. , its innovative removable-hard-disk system.
Except for packaging considerations, the Jaz seems to have been worth the wait. This drive features shirt-pocket-size cartridges
Micron Electronics was one of the first PC companies to include the Jaz Drive in its high-end systems. Expect other vendors to follow in the near future. By the time this review appears in print, Iomega hopes to be shipping the external version of the drive, which was designed to be an add-on peripheral.
Identical except for packaging, the internal and external drives move data across a Fast SCSI-2 interface. The Jaz cartridge (1) See phono cartridge.
(2) A removable storage module that contains magnetic disks, optical discs, magnetic tape or memory chips. Cartridges are inserted into slots in the drive, printer or computer. itself is a hybrid design that uses two platters of a special magnetic media stored in a hard-plastic container. At a bit less than 4 inches square and less than half an inch thick, the cartridge is marginally bigger but much thicker than a standard floppy disk.
We tested the Jaz Drive with the $99 1GB cartridge on a Pentium/75 PC test-bed. Installation of the Jaz Drive was fairly easy and took about 10 minutes. The Jaz internal drive that we tested does not require a terminator (1) A character that ends a string of alphanumeric characters.
(2) A hardware component that is connected to the last peripheral device in a series or the last node in a network. , because the Iomega SCSI SCSI
in full Small Computer System Interface
Once common standard for connecting peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, etc.) to small and medium-sized computers. SCSI has given way to faster standards, such as Firewire and USB. card comes with a special ribbon cable A thin, flat, multiconductor cable that is widely used for internal peripheral connections in electronic systems. In a PC, a 34-wire ribbon connects the floppy drive (if present) to the motherboard. that includes a terminator at the end.
Software installation consisted of running a program from a floppy disk and then using an included cartridge that contains a variety of utility programs.