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  1. Donny

    Donny Guest

    I thought they may be difficult to find. Thanks for info.
    Donny


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    > Subject: Re: looking for 144 MB flloppies not 1.44 MB
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    > "Donny" <no_spam@thank_you.com> wrote in news:cGUVd.4561$bp.3114
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    > > I am searching for some 144 MB floppies. Not the 1.44 MB. It is an

    > old
    > > item. Is there any place that sells them?
    > > Thanks,
    > > Donny
    > >
    > >

    >
    > June 14, 1999, Volume 17, Issue 13
    > http://www.chiroweb.com/archives/17/13/14.html
    >
    >
    >
    > Caleb UHD-144
    > Manufacturer: Caleb Technology ( ) Average price per
    > drive: $79-$99 Average price per disk: $5-$9 (sold in packs of three)
    > Storage capacity: 144 megabytes
    >
    > Caleb is one of the newer entries to the portable storage arena, with
    > both internal and external versions of the UHD-144 drive hitting the
    > market last December. The company also has plans to release a version
    > that connects to a PC's universal serial bus (USB) in the third quarter
    > of 1999, which will make connections between a drive and computer a piece
    > of cake.
    >
    > Caleb's biggest perk is its low price. With a list price of $79, it's
    > easily $20 cheaper than its nearest competitor. Like most of the other
    > drives mentioned here, the UHD-144 plays 3-1/2 inch floppies as well as
    > its own disks. UHD-144 disks are the least expensive of those available,
    > with an average of $5 per disk (versus $10 to $12 for other brands), and
    > the disks hold 144 megabytes each, second to Sony's HiFD floppies (which
    > hold 200 megabytes apiece).
    >
    > The main knock on Caleb's drive is that it's a newcomer to the portable
    > storage market.
    > Because it is so new, and because Iomega and the LS-120 already have a
    > good foothold in this area, some PC makers may be reluctant to offer
    > computers that rely on a new storage format. Such reluctance could
    > provide a big stumbling block to Caleb's growth in the near future. And
    > with fewer UHD-144 drives on the market, users may not have the freedom
    > to share data as easily as they could with a Zip drive or SuperDisk.
    > Still, if price is the overriding factor, and if you're willing to take
    > the chance on a product that may not be around for long, the UHD-144
    > might be worth investigating.
    >
    >
    >
    > ---- As far as locating disks for this device ... after doing a cursory
    > search it appears the company is no longer doing business ... so E-Bay
    > might be the best bet ...
    >
    >
    > BUM
     
    Donny, Mar 4, 2005
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