I am a college student with limited monetary sources so please keep this in mind when
answering this question.
I have several LARGE programs that are on my hard drive and are only used periodically,
but are taking up a lot of room on my hard drive. I also like to be able to do stuff on my dad's
computer when I go home (which is pretty frequently), but he doesn't want those large aplications
on his computer, for the limited use that they get, either.
So I am debating on getting some type of storage device that I can transport these large
applications on back and forth. I want something that is re-writable, so CD-R's are out. I have
narrowed it down to 3 different options (although I am willing to consider others). They are:
Iomega Zip (external Parallel version), a removable hard drive, or one of the new 120MB floppy
drives (actually 2 because my dad would have to have one).
Can anybody give me any suggestions or tips? I don't know too much about the search
speeds on any of them (except the hard drive) so I don't even know if they would be practical for
Some of the applications I would want to run directly from this device would be MathCAD,
Borland Turbo C++, WordPerfect, PhotoShop, PageMaker, to name, but I few (do you see my problem
now). Currently I have one 1.2 GB hard drive running on a P100 with 24 MB of RAM.
One thing to consider if I buy the zip drive my dad may pay for part (providing I let him
use it) and if I buy the 120MB floppy, he would pay for the one in his computer. If you also
have some brandname suggestions I would also appreciate those. Could you please respond by e-mail
since I don't regularly read this group.