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Storage drives for your laptop

This story appears in the June 2000 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

You're a laptop-toting professional. But unless you're independently wealthy, you probably didn't buy one with 128MB RAM, a 14GB hard drive and a built-in disco ball. Your budget-notebook hard drive probably fills up faster than a kiddie pool in August. Luckily, you have options when expanding your computing elbow room.

Adding laptop storage can be a complicated-and expensive-proposition. We'll skip popping the hood on your little precious and instead look at external and PCMCIA upgrades that will give you more storage capacity. We've narrowed down the field to hard drives and removable media. If you like the swap 'em-out floppy-style convenience of Zip disks, then take a look at the Iomega Clik! drive and Castlewood Orb drive. For good ol' extra hard-drive space, consider the Procom ATOMLite drives, Microtech PortableDrive or Road Warrior Bullet Drive Express. And if you like Star Trek, check into the FlipDisk.

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