zip disk

By Shizhao - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, n. (also zip disc) a removable magnetic storage medium introduced by Iomega in 1994


The appeal of the zip disk was its greater storage capacity than earlier floppy disks and a hard shell that made it less vulnerable to damage, but it was obsolete when cheaper, higher capacity removable media became available. Zip disks, measuring 4 x 4 x 0.25 inches, were originally available in three capacities: 100 MB (released in 1994), 250 MB (released in 1999), and 750 MB (released in 2002).