Storage manufacturer Iomega, stung by criticisms over its failures, has delivered figures for those failures to the American market.
Last week, Randolph Scott, product manager of the Zip drives in Geneva, said he was unable to deliver figures for failures.
But last week, his boss did. According to a story on Intel-sponsored CNet last week, George Meyer, director of strategic marketing at Iomega, said there was only "a fraction" of Zip drives returned.
Meyer told CNet: "That was only a fraction of one per cent."
He did not say what that fraction was but Zip shipped 12 million drives in 1997, so it likely to be a considerable number.
Meyer refused to give exact figures, mirroring European product manager Randolph Scott, who admitted last week it did not have ISO certification on the drives.
Rival Imation -- a spin off from 3M -- has ISO certification on drives connnected to PCs, and thought the numbers looked suspect.
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