One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A disk drive that stores data on high-capacity removable magnetic disks, often used for data backup.
- ‘I've been meaning to get it talking to my Windows machine for ages so I can finally dump the Zip drive I've been using to transfer files.’
- ‘It's certainly faster than a Zip drive when it comes to copying files.’
- ‘The company hopes that this new drive will be to laptop users what the Zip drive became to the desktop.’
- ‘Large numbers have emailed us explaining that they don't have a Zip drive and the software still managed to destroy their PC.’
- ‘If, in five years, you can't buy a Zip drive any longer, transfer your photos to newer media before it breaks down.’
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