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Cures For The Hard-Drive Blues

OPTION       PRICE         COMMENTS
TAPE DRIVE   $100 and up   Cheap and reliable for making
                           backup or archival copies of
                           your PC's data. Drawback:
                           Tape is slow.

''CHUNKY''   About $150    Floppies on steroids, such as
  FLOPPY                   Iomega's popular Zip drive,
                           look and act like conventional
                           floppies but hold over 100
                           megabytes. Can be an add-on
                           or built-in.

REMOVABLE    $300 and up   As fast as a built-in hard drive,
HARD DRIVE                 it can work as a backup drive
                           or as an additional hard drive.
                           Unfortunately, replacement
                           media are pricey.


Updated June 14, 1997 by bwwebmaster
Copyright 1996, Bloomberg L.P.
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