The main advantage of a zip disk is its portability that allows users to exchange or move files around; however, it is a relatively old technology and most modern computers don't have an built-in zip drive. It is possible to get a portable zip drive that is compatible with the USB port found on all computers.
Zip drives are available in three capacities: 750 MB, 100 MB and 250 MB. This is dismal compared to DVDs, Blu-ray discs and flash drives that can hold up to 128 GB of data. The combined cost of purchasing a portable zip drive coupled with zip disks is more expensive what compared to other storage medias.