You can use removable or portable drives as part of your backup strategy. Of all the removable hard drive manufacturers, Iomega seems to have acquired some staying power with its Zip (100, 250, and 750MB) drive. Although these drives have good support in Ubuntu, in the past they have been plagued with mechanical problems that have rendered data irretrievable. Their reliability has improved, but shy away from any older drives. These drives have been ubiquitous and are common in the publishing industry. They are now less frequently encountered and are being supplanted by CD writers.
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