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Computer Storage, Imation SuperDisk

Computer Storage, Imation SuperDisk

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Description
The SuperDisk, also marketed as LS-120, was a high-speed, high-capacity alternative to the 3.5 inch, 1.44 MB floppy disk. Introduced in the mid-1990s by Imation, 3M's storage products group, it was not as successful in North America as it was in Asia and Australia. Several original electronic manufacturers (OEMs) supported it--Compaq, Dell, and Gateway were a few that did. Even though the SuperDisk drive was backwards compatible with 1.44 MB and 720KB floppy formats, the popularity of Iomega’s Zip drive kept it from dominating the floppy storage market. By the 2000s the price of CD-R, CD-RW, and solid-state USB flash drives dropped to a point that made magnetic disks no longer competitive.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
storage media
date made
1997
place made
United States
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 7/8 in x 3 13/16 in x 3/8 in; 9.8425 cm x 9.68375 cm x.9525 cm
ID Number
2015.3167.03
catalog number
2015.3167.03
nonaccession number
2015.3167
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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