High Capacity Storage Solutions
By Grant Clauser
What drives consumers to buy drives, specifically storage drives? Primarily two things: compatibility and capacity.
Capacity fueled the early adoption of Iomega's Zip drive by consumers. And compatibility with the over 20 million Zip drives already sold continues to make it the market leader over competition from LS-120 drives despite the higher capacity of the LS-120s. However, recordable and rewritable CD drives have the edge in both capacity and compatibility with CDs holding up to 650 MB and being compatible with virtually every PC in the world that has a CD-ROM.