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Could you explain how a zip drive works and how do you access the
information stored on it? Thanks.
Christine

At 09:26 AM 05/09/98 -0700, you wrote:
>What you need is a zip drive. They are relatively inexpensive and the disks
>each hold 100 megabytes of material. Over the last two or three years I
>have bought and used for storage, about 20 Zip disks, and at the printing
>company where I work almost all work comes to us on Zip disks.
>Liz P.
>P.S. I think someone has memory and hard drive space (storage) confused. If
>you get an out of memory signal, it means the computer has all the RAM
>(random access memory) capabilities in use and you can solve it by closing
>some programs you have open. If you get a "There is not space on your hard
>drive to store this" type of message the zip drive would help.
>
>Adding RAM may be necessary if you are working with graphics. I think I
>have 96 megabytes of RAM. I have 1.5 Gigabytes of storage on my hard drive.
>I would not have room on my hard drive for all my stuff; that's why I have
>the Zip Drive. But I rarely have RAM memory problems.
>Liz P.
>
>>Dear dear Lil,
>>and I thought you were imperturbable! Anyway, I only make fun of those
>>things 'cause I have exactly the same problems. My hard disk has about 3mb
>>left and I am at the stage where I can't take anything else off! I am in
>>desperate need of more disc space, but am afraid to compress the drive in
>>case I lose everything again! And like everyone else, there is always
>>something more important to spend the hard earned on! lol
>>Love to you
>>Mam
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