Jaz drive is the successor of Zip drive. Jaz drive is a SCSI device, which is an external drive. Iomega introduced Jaz drives in 1995. Jaz drives have rigid platters. Jaz drives can backup data up to 2GB. It is similar to Removable Rigid Disk (RRD) drive. Jaz drive has self-terminating interface (SCSI-2). It houses the conventional hard disks. Jaz drives connect internally to the computer through SCSI or IDE and externally through parallel ports. An availability of an adapter called as Jaz Traveler helps in connecting the Jaz drive to the parallel port.
Jaz drives are portable and help in backing up files for the user. Jaz drive is recognized as a hard disk and hence any application can be run through the same. Storage capacity available are 1GB and 2GB. 1GB Jaz drive does not support 2GB Jaz disk but 2GB Jaz drive supports both 1GB and 2GB cartridge. Jaz drive requires SCSI controller because it uses SCSI interface. Jaz drives have automatic playback and backing up options. It has speed almost like any other hard drive (but not equal to or greater than). External Jaz drive requires 100-240V and 50-60Hz frequency. In the year 2002, Jaz drive was discontinued. REV drive is the successor of Jaz drive.
Jaz drive Models
Some of the models of Jaz drives are as follows:
Jaz drive have certain limitations, due to which it has been discontinued, some are mentioned as follows:
SCSI Data Recovery
Jaz drive uses SCSI interface and data loss may happen from Jaz drives. Loss of data from SCSI Jaz drive can be due to hot swapping, damaged boot record, In such situation Remo recovery application is the greatest asset available. Read on, to know more about the application.