Jaz Drive

Definition(s)

  • A Jaz drive is a small, portable hard disk drive used primarily for backing up and archiving personal computer files. The Jaz drive is sold by Iomega Corporation, the same company that developed the Zip drive. Both the Jaz drive and the disks come in two sizes, 1 GB and 2 GB. The two sizes look similar, but a 2 GB disk is not compatible with a 1 GB Jaz drive. The 2 GB Jaz drive can use both disk sizes. Internal and external Jaz drives are available. The Jaz drive uses the Small Computer System Interface (Small Computer System Interface) and requires a SCSI controller. 1

Notes

  1. TechTarget, Jaz Drive definition, http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/definition/Jaz-drive