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Iomega debuts PC card slot drive

23 June 1999

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It was five years ago today... It seems almost unthinkable now that we were once satisfied with transferring stuff on a 1.44MB floppy disk - or that 1.44MB was quite adequate for most everyday files. Pretty soon, our lust for bigger, faster, external storage provoked development of a whole basket of essential products:

PC card slot drive debuted by Iomega

By Lucy Sherriff
Published Wednesday 23rd June 1999 11:13 GMT

Iomega has started shipping its Clik! PC card drive, worldwide. The new drive fits into the PC card slot on a notebook and accommodates 40MB Clik! disks. Jeff Jeter, MD of Iomega commented: "The Clik! PC Card is meeting with a positive response in Europe." Iomega says that as this drive comes without the fuss of extra cables, it eliminates the need for external storage backup. The company hopes that this new drive will be to laptop users what the Zip drive became to the desktop. Available now in the UK, the Clik! drive is expected to cost £179. It comes bundled with Iomega's Quik Sync and Copy Machine software. Both pieces of software are Y2K safe. Clik! disks cost £7.99 if bought in volume. The drive ships with a disk, a protective carrying case and software.


Of course, the inexorable rise of USB flash memory - offering capacious, compact and portable storage at bargain prices - has pretty well done for kit like the Clik! Iomega, however, remains a stalwart of the storage device market. We've still got a couple of the redoubtable Zip drives knocking about the office, and have been greedily eyeing the new 35/90GB REV. After all, those 40MB Photoshop files soon stack up... ®

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