I just wanted to post this because it's truly amazing how cheap storage is now.
You can buy 32G thumb drives for about $40 now, which is close to $1 per Gig. With hard drives, you can get 1T for $80 (probably cheaper but this is what my WD cost me), which is 8 cents per Gig!
So I have all these old Zip disks. Unfortunately, the Zip drive doesn't connect to my current PC. Even if it did, would it work? Well, fortunately, I had an old working laptop that has a Zip drive in it. Unfortunately, it runs ME and I couldn't plug any USB devices into it, nor could I get it on my network and I couldn't find or install the proper drivers. Just by pure chance today, I found a computer fix-it store which had a USB to ethernet adapter with a floppy holding the ME drivers! Woohoo! Here is a picture. It's a dolphin! What?!
But it works... and it's a dolphin! Haha, I have no clue why other than it's their brand name.
Anyway, each of these 100M zip disks is worth less than a penny today, in fact .8 cents. Just amazing! My 1T hard drive is equivalent to 10,000 zip disks. Or my little 16G thumb drive could hold 160 zip disks worth of data.