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1. Rev 35GB USB External Drive
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2. Iomega 31310 Zip 250 MB USB-Powered
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3. Iomega 32324 Zip 750MB External
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4. Rev 35GB Atapi Internal Drive
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5. Iomega 31653 Zip 250 MB USB-Powered
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6. Iomega 31714 100 MB USB-Powered
7. Imation USB External SuperDisk
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8. Iomega 32328 Zip 750 MB ATAPI
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9. Iomega 10918 Zip 250 MB Parallel
10. Iomega 32450 Zip 750MB Firewire
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11. Iomega 31531 Pocket Zip 40 MB
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12. Iomega Zip 100MB External SCSI
13. Iomega Zip 100 MB ATAPI Internal
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14. Iomega 31197 Zip 100 Portable
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16. Iomega 11113 Zip 250MB ATAPI Internal
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17. Iomega 10670 Zip 100 MB Internal
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18. Iomega Z100SI 100MB SCSI Zip Drive
19. Iomega 31713 Zip 100 USB Powered
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1. Rev 35GB USB External Drive
by Iomega
list price: $379.99
our price: $330.59
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Asin: B0001JXAV6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 18682
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

REV 35GB/90GB, 4200RPM, External USB 2.0 Hard Drive ... Read more

Features

  • 30-year shelf life for disk
  • Back up and restore eight times faster than tape
  • 35GB Native uncompressed; 90GB compressed
  • Virtually unlimited rewriteability and password protection
  • Media data transfer rates of 12.7 to 25.4 Mbps

Reviews (9)

1-0 out of 5 stars Slow backup speed, and bad software
It works great for backing up a small hard drives less than 35 GB. I really liked my Rev External Drive, so I even bought the Iomega company stocks: lots of them. Then I found out, it does not work well for backing up a bigger hard drive. Since I do video editing, I got several big hard drives, which are bigger than 100 GB. There are some problems for backing up an over 100 GB hard drive. First it is slow: several times slower than a USB external hard drive: about one hour for 30 GB. Second, it is cumbersome to swap the 35GB disks several times to back up a 100 GB hard drive. Every time, I have to wait the slow 35GB disks to fill up to swap it. Finally, its back up software is not easy and flexible to use.I wish it has a `pause' option during the long back up process.

However, I think it has great potentials to be the killer back up solution for a video editing and digital movies. If Iomega increases the driver back up speed, and releases a bigger 100 GB rev-disk. Then, I will recommend it for everyone who owns a digital camcorder, or likes to download movies. I hope some day every digital camcorder owner, or digital movie fan also owns a Rev backup solution.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent hardware, shame about the software.
This drive is marketed by Iomega as primarily an archival solution, but it is also great as a kind of floppy drive for the 21st Century (a super Zip drive). The hardware is faultless - a massive improvement on the deeply flawed Peerless drive - and the Iomega REV disks seem robust: I send one overseas though the mail once a week, have it returned the following week, and so far without any reliability problems.

However, it is as a backup solution that I purchased my Rev drive and in this context the whole is let down by the supplied backup software. Iomega's Rev-enabled versions of Backup Pro and Ghost just don't make the grade for serious backups. I soon gave up trying to make sense of Backup Pro and getting it to work consistently. Instead, I bought a copy of Dantz Retrospect 6.5 Professional, for about $90.Now, I make perfect daily backups.

For the cost of this drive, why doesn't Iomega bundle a copy (perhaps limited) of Retrospect?

5-0 out of 5 stars Thanks for your reviews
After reviewing the product on this web site, I finally took the plunge.I couldn't be happier.I have my entire hard drive imaged and have Automatic Backup Pro updating hourly.I haven't had a decent backup system since Adaptec 4 which doesn't support Windows XP.This worked with Iomega's USB CDR. Since I now have a new computer and a wonderful backup system; I should be good to go for some time.In case of disaster, I can recover in a short time.As a Tax Preparer, this is of major importance in the months to come......

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best backup solutions I've found
The drive is fast, efficiant, reliable, and once saved my life because I'd backed up a whole hard drive of a laptop on to it - a laptop which then got left by an open window during a sudden downpour.I've tried a whole host of backup solutions over the years, this is the only one that allows you to take an image of an entire hard drivein about 35 minutes (15 GB of data: my last solution took nearly four hours to do this) and store it somewhere safe, for a rainy day.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Floppy of the Future
When I first unpacked this , I was amazed to see just how compact it was. The software loaded without a hitch and I was up and running. This is a dream come true. It backs up my data as fast if not faster than my old external drive. I bought this because on my job we switched from our old Zip 250 to these, so I needed this at home for work, but wow It does so much more. I loaded all my sons pc games onto it so I could free up the pc's internal drive and they work just as well. I just pop out his disk and place in mine when I need to work. I love it, Thanks Iomega for a great device. ... Read more


2. Iomega 31310 Zip 250 MB USB-Powered Drive
by Iomega
list price: $179.99
our price: $106.39
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Asin: B000058EGT
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 9600
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Nothing beats a Zip drive for transporting large files or makingbackups, as it combines proven speed and reliability with the most widespreadcompatibility. In our tests, we found that this extremely versatile 250 MB USB-powered Zip drive makes it child's play to add this capability to your PC orMac. And its small, lightweight design makes an excellent travel companion,especially since it doesn't even need batteries or an external power source.

The drive comes with detailed, easy-to-follow installation instructions, but youprobably won't even need them. Just run the setup program and plug the driveinto your USB port; your PC will automatically assign a drive letter to it andrecognize it as a removable disk drive. There aren't any jumpers or switches toset; in fact, the drive has only one button, which ejects the disk. Once it'sinstalled, you use it just like a floppy drive to save or copy files.

Physically, the drive sports a very thin, light plastic case, measuring 169 by117 by 26 millimeters and weighing only 1.5 pounds. It draws all its power fromthe USB port, so there's no need for batteries or an external power supply. And,like any USB device, it's hot swappable: you can plug or unplug it withoutrestarting your computer. It can sit flat on a table or stand upright with theincluded plastic stand.

Once we started playing with the USB-powered Zip 250, we immediately saw manysituations in which it would come in handy. For example, say you wanted to dosome work at home. You could easily copy the files to a Zip disk, take the drivehome with you, and then just plug it into your PC and be ready to go. Since it'scompatible with both PC and Macs, it's perfect for sharing files acrossoperating systems. And of course, its compact shape makes it ideal for taking onthe road.

The drive performed well in both our read and write testing; we didn't encounterany glitches, and it took just a little over 2 minutes to copy 100 MB of MP3files to the drive. That's fast enough for most uses, and much faster than a Zipdrive hooked up to a standard parallel or serial port, but not as fast as aninternal IDE or SCSI Zip drive.

Iomega includes some valuable backup utilities with the Zip drive, as well assome other useful applications. Iomega Backup lets you create and schedulecompressed backups of specific folders or entire drives. MusicMatch Jukebox isan excellent utility for ripping CDs and organizing your digital music files.And Adobe's ActiveShare offers a slick interface for manipulating photos andsharing them on the Web.

The USB-powered 250 MB Zip drive offers an inexpensive and simple way to addremovable storage to your PC or Mac. Its slim, light design makes it absolutelyinvaluable for road warriors who needs to take their data with them. --KenFeinstein

Pros:

  • Slim and lightweight
  • Very simple installation
  • Works with PCs and Macs
  • Gets all its power from the USB port

Cons:

  • Not as fast as internal drives
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Features

  • PC and Mac compatible
  • Powered through your computer's USB connection
  • One 250 MB Zip disk (not included) holds the equivalent of 170 floppy disks
  • Data transfer rate of 0.9 MB/sec
  • Uses either 250 MB or 100 MB Zip disks

Reviews (51)

1-0 out of 5 stars What is Iomega thinking??
I have been a long-time user of Iomega Zip drives...the internal type.They have worked great and are convenient for quick access, transfer and back-up of daily computer files.I have some 60 Zip disks filled with an assortment of important files.

Since my internal Zip drive is on the same ribbon cable as my hard drive, and I wanted to add another hard drive to my computer, I had to give up the internal Zip drive (only two devices per ribbon cable).Therefore, I purchased the external Iomega 250MB USB Zip drive.

It is a plug-and-play device, so installation is instant.I put in my first disk and presto...it came alive...with a clunk, a grind and an assortment of other strange noises...it started working.First task...transfer about 24MB of info on to a disk.I waited and waited and waited some more.12 minutes later it was finished.With the internal Zip drive this task would have taken about 12 seconds.I could have gone out and washed the car during the time I waited.My computer has USB2.0 but the device is only a USB1.1, so that might have something to do with it.

Not only did this drive take forever to complete its task, it was uncomfortably noisy.It makes all kinds of grinding noises, sometimes slowing down to a crawl then speeding up again.My internal drive made a little noise, but nothing like this.Forget about doing anything else on your computer while the Zip drive is chugging along.

I cannot recommend this product at all.It is slow and noisy and leaves me the general feeling of...well, being ripped off...because it is basically a cheap piece of junk!

At one time Zip drives were the best way to archive files simply because there were no other convenient options available.But, I think it is time to toss out all those old Zip disks and go to USB2.0 flash drives for easily accessible back-up and storage.For the big, more permanent archiving I burn files to CD's or DVD's.For daily back-ups and quick access, flash drives appear now to be the way to go.

Iomega had better consider producing other storage products because if they keep making junk like this, they won't be in business much longer.

1-0 out of 5 stars garbage
This is a piece of garbage.I bought this drive in September 03, along with a new iMac with flat screen.The drive wouldn't read many of my Zip disks, rarely loaded, and frequently froze my iMac.After numerous, frustrating communications with Iomega they agreed to replace it.They sent me a reconditioned model that fell apart before I could even insert a disk.They sent me another one.Which also froze my iMac and ate my disks.They sent me another one, mid-December.Worked fine until last month; same problems.
I've been talking with them and the only "solution" they can offer is to send me another one (!) or offer me a 15% discount on a higher priced model.Obviously, we're not on the same page about this.
Don't waste your money on this model; it's garbage.

5-0 out of 5 stars A keeper
It makes a hell of a racket when you fire up your computer, but the IOMEGA 31310 Zip 250 is well-worth the momentary ruckus. We have had ours for over two years now and have not a single problem. I use it for storing my novels and for my teaching purposes; my wife uses it to store hundreds upon hundreds of her photographic works. Neither one of us are computer savvy but this drive was easy to set up and brainless to use. I plan on keeping this for a long while, although, as another reviewer has mentioned, CD storage is going to be the way of the future. So be it. Until then, the IOMEGA 31310 Zip 250 will be our storage facility of choice.

5-0 out of 5 stars Reliable and easy to use, but getting dated
--We've used a Zip 250 for well over 2-1/2 years now and are on our 33rd disc, and can't think of a single technical problem with the drive. After reading the horror stories about other electronics gear on Amazon, I can't believe this has been such a troublefree device (when reading about burnable CD's, words like "frisbees" are often used, and software is often cursed, but I don't think we've ever lost a photo or a file with ours).We haven't dropped ours or sat on it, like some reviewers have with theirs, but we have covered over 20,000 bumpy miles in an RV and live in a dusty climate, and it's been as eay to set up, as easy to use, and as reliable as an anvil.We bought ours because we heard editing photos was easier than with a CD, and have not been disappointed.
--Having said that, we may be switching over to a CD burner.For one thing, I'm not sure how long the format will last and I don't want to be stuck with a bin full of zip discs if our machine ever breaks.The discs are more expensive and more bulky than CD's, and it's tough to share files with a friend unless they have a zip, too. We won't be getting rid of our zip but will probably relegate it to editing photos.
--I rate this product highly because of its simplicity and reliability, but be aware it is getting dated (it's hard to stay one step ahead of storage formats).It makes a very decent backup system for files and some photos, but if you have tons of photos, you may want a CD or DVD.Hope this helps.

1-0 out of 5 stars Warning! Read the tech specs before you buy!
This device's warranty is limited to one year. And mine stopped working properly shortly after one year from the purchase date. I asked a few other people from the university I am going to now who had this zip drive. They had encountered the device failure around a year or a little over a year as well. It was stupid of me for not reading the tech details. This zip drive's lifetime also depends on how many times you insert or remove a cartridge.

Unless you are planning on throwing it away shortly after the warranty expires, purchase the internal zip drive. It's much faster and reliable. ... Read more


3. Iomega 32324 Zip 750MB External USB Drive
by Iomega
list price: $189.99
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Asin: B00006JHY2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 14523
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

With more speed and more capacity, the NEW Iomega® Zip® 750MB drive is the fast and durable portable storage solution to back up your important data. Iomega Automatic Backup software makes backup a snap, and Iomega Sync software helps transfer files between computers. Zip 750MB drives and the optional disks are the smart data storage choice.

Compatibility: Reads and writes Zip 750MB and 250MB disks. Reads all 100MB disks.

Note: No Zip® 750MB cartridge is included.

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Features

  • Reads all Zip disks
  • Blazing fast 50x50x50 write/rewrite/read speed with 750 MB disk
  • Scratch-resistant
  • Password-protected storage that fits in your pocket
  • Use Iomega Automatic Backup software or drag-and-drop files--just like your hard drive

Reviews (8)

3-0 out of 5 stars Most people won't need this drive
I have been using Zip disks for over 6 years now.98% of the time, me and my colleagues use 100MB disks, and the rest of the time we use 250MB.I have never seen anyone use 750MB disks, and have never seen any computer with a 750MB Zip drive (except the one I own).That means most people would never use this drive for transferring stuff between computers.The only reason for getting this drive is if you want to back up your own files, but that can be done much better using CDs and DVDs.Besides its limited use, this 750MB drive can read from but not write to 100MB disks, which can be quite inconvenient at times.On the other hand, a 250MB drive can read from and write to both 250MB and 100MB disks.So, you may be better off getting a 250MB Zip drive.

1-0 out of 5 stars Good while it lasted.
My 750MB Zip drive malfuctioned just after the warranty had expired.Beware!

1-0 out of 5 stars The click of death lives!
Omigod---just bought two of these drives and now they both, with regularity, destroy any disks used in them.But not immediately...everything works great for about 3-4 files, then at some point the drive starts to run, and run, and run---and at the end, you have no files, and 250 MB disks cannot be reformatted (can only do short format on these).Iomega gneraously replaced my disks; great, now all the replacements are corrupted.I guess it's theclick of death--the symptoms are very similar in terms of what happens to the disks, but the drives do not click!Iomega tech support never heard of this, naturally. Although cheap, I don't care much for CD-RWs, so I've gone to MO disks---much more reliable, I've never had a failure.

4-0 out of 5 stars Big Capacity, Easy to Use
I have been happy with my three older zip drives, and this drive is continuing my unbroken string of satisfaction with Iomega products.

Installation: The software installed cleanly.I love boring installations!

Connectivity: The drive ran fine on a hub.It helps that it is self-powered and doesn't need to draw power off the USB line.It comes with an adapter-at least my drive did.(The "Technical Data" section of this site's product description says that the drive is powered by your USB cable.But if you choose to use the adapter, I doubt that that statement is correct.)I later installed a USB 2.0 card and gave the zip drive its own port, but it is still plugged into the adapter.

Speed: Speed is relative.Even with the obsolete USB 1, the 750 was faster than my 4x CD-RW, my previous backup engine.And now with USB 2.0, it writes a 175 MB zip file in 45 seconds.

Human Factors: Another reviewer complained that this drive is so lightweight that it just scoots backwards when you try to insert a disk.He's right.So I took a crude but effective approach to "planting" the drive.I took a big piece of duct tape and taped the drive to the top of my system unit.Now the drive is in a real handy spot, and it doesn't budge when I insert a disk. So what if it's no longer portable, and it's more like an internal drive. That's OK.

Vulnerable to static discharge?It is, according to one reviewer, who had a spark leap from his finger to the drive, and said spark temporarily knocked his drive out of commission.I have had no such problem because with the drive taped in place, I don't have to hold it down with one hand when inserting a disk.So I don't need to touch the case.Also, it may help that the drive is against my system unit's metal case.

Some nitpicking:
(1) This drive is much noisier than my previous three zip drives (all internal). Its "zip" noises are loud and raspy.
(2) Dust might get inside the drive because there is more air space around the door than I have ever seen on a drive. I hope it won't collect enough dust to damage it. I see no way to safely clean it out.
(3) Iomega innovates so quickly that any Iomega product you buy may soon be obsolete.

SAVE THE ANTI-STATIC BAG that the drive ships in.If you ever need to carry the drive somewhere, you can use the bag to protect it from static and keep that loose penny in your purse or briefcase from slipping into it.

1-0 out of 5 stars WINDOWS XP SP1 USERS BEWARE OF THIS DEVICE!
It performs v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y !!!

Unfortunately this negative feedback is coming from someone who really likes Iomega products. I've had their Zip products for years, really like their Zip USB 1.1 250MB drive and the 128MB USB 1.1 Mini Drive, both acquired recently, yet this one is going back.

The problem, I'm pretty sure, is WINXP SP1's support for USB 2.0 disk devices when attached to USB 2.0 ports. Other combinations perform well. I have written several articles on USB 2.0 mini drive products here on Amazon giving those products great reviews, but NOT until I formatted those devices as "NTFS".

There's something about FAT and FAT32 formats that's in conflict with WINXP.

Nonetheless, I was optimistic about buying the ZIP 750 because I figured that if it runs slow like the 2.0 mini-drives, I'll just format it as "NTFS". However, six hours after buying it, it was back in its box; I had given up in frustration.

My benchmark was a web site that weighed 120MB, containing 2899 files. No point starting small given my experience with USB 2.0 mini-drives. Well, it took 10.5 minutes, which was an awfully long time for a 2.0 device on 2.0 ports on a fast Pentium 4. So, I tried to format it as "NTFS" and Iomega's software didn't support anything but "FAT". Not even "FAT32". I saw articles on Iomega's web site indicating that they don't recommend "NTFS" for Zip products, yet they provide instructions on how to use WINXP to do the formatting instead of their own software. It's not point and click, folks ... but never mind, because once I formatted it as NTFS this benchmark ran in 12 mins 50 secs. 10MB a minute is not good!

Before I packed it up to return it to OfficeMax, I ran this benchmark on my 5+ year old computer which has WIN98 and some seldom used USB 1.1 ports and it ran my benchmark on the Iomega 750 in 4 minutes or so, but not before hanging me twice. Not one to give up without a fight, I reinstalled my Iomega 250 USB 1.1 on the WINXP computer and the benchmark data ran at 4+ minutes. I was not at all surprised. By the way, since you asked, the benchmark ran in 1 min 25 secs on my PNY USB 2.0 Attache mini drive (NTFS, remember). Using that as a standard, the Iomega USB 750 should have run this benchmark in less than 2.5 mins ... if it did, I would have kept it.

In summary, if your computer has WINXP SP1 and USB 2.0 ports, you are extremely likely to have the same miserable performance I've had. Please buy the product from a dealer who will take it back. And ... don't be beguiled by reviews that say it was really fast when they copied a single 120MB file in only 1.5 minutes or so. That might be true, but it's not the way we use computers.

Thanks for your time. ... Read more


4. Rev 35GB Atapi Internal Drive
by Iomega
list price: $349.99
our price: $313.49
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Asin: B0001JXAMU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 33853
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Product Description

REV 35GB/90GB, 4200RPM, Internal ATAPI Hard Drive ... Read more

Features

  • 35GB Native/uncompressed
  • 90GB (compressed)
  • 7 times faster than tape

5. Iomega 31653 Zip 250 MB USB-Powered Starter Kit with 3 250 disks
by Iomega
list price: $199.99
our price: $135.84
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Asin: B00005B6TT
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 6651
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Durable storage solution backs up data on 100MB, 250MB, or 750MB Zip disks. Manufacturer's one-year limited warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • Comes with 3 Zip 250 MB disks
  • Powered by USB cable
  • No external power supply needed
  • Compatible with Zip 100 MB and 250 MB disks
  • Ultraslim, portable, lightweight design

Reviews (15)

5-0 out of 5 stars What you're looking for
If you need an exterior Zip drive, you've found it.This is perfect for your every zip need.It is very small- not much wider then an actual zip disk.In addition, it comes with a rubber stand that can make it take up even less desk space by making it vertical.It is extremely light and therefore portable and easily plugs into your computer with a fast USB cable.There is no necessary installation either.Also, it is good to note that this is a good MB zip drive to get for two reasons- it can still take 100MB ones (the size smaller) and there is no real need for most to get a 700 MB drive (the size larger) because if you're dealing with that much information most people would use a CD instead and it is very hard to find a 700 MB disk.Also, take into account that this is a very good price especially considering it includes 3 disks- which can run $$$ each sometimes.

1-0 out of 5 stars ZIP 250MB Starter -3 U250 Disks not included
This starter kit doesn't contain the U250 disks (10 year guarantee), but the regular 250 MB zip disks (5 year guarantee).I am sending 2 kits back today.Iomega quit making the U250 Zip disks.Someone at Amazon knows about the problem, but the website has not been updated.Don't waste your time !

1-0 out of 5 stars Zip 250 MB USB-Powered
Product worked well for about 6 months.Eventually it got slower and slower until it no longer would read any diskettes.Called the company and they said the drive was out of warranty and would cost $80.00 plus tax and shipping to fix it.I only had the drive for about 14 months and didn't even use it very much. IOMega refused to make any type of concession.Well they just lost a customer over their cheap dealings.

3-0 out of 5 stars Almost Great
This is a neat little drive.The only reason I got this was because the new Macs don't come with built in zip drives anymore, and I have alot of data on zips.I didn't get the 750MB drive because the specs say it won't write to 100MB zip disks, which this one will.

At first I was concerned with the funny noises I heard coming from this little drive (remember, my previous experience was a built in 100MB version).It took me a while to realize these were the same sounds that came from the old drive, only much much louder.I don't know if click of death is still an issue with Zip drives, but those noises sure had me worried at first.

The portability is great, not only can you take the disks anywhere, but the drive itself is small enough to be transported easily.Simply unplug the thing, and you're good to go, it'll work on any computer with a built in USB port.

Compatibility is another story.I've had no problem reading and writing to Mac100 zip disks.On PC100s and PC250s, disk access is much slower.That's why this is only getting three stars, instead of four or five.

5-0 out of 5 stars A fun little drive!
I've had my Zip 250 drive for over 2 years, and I love it! It's a snap to install, easy to use, compact, lightweight, quiet, and dare I say cute? I've only used it on my husband's computer which has USB. Recently I ordered a parallel port cable from Iomega.com.... So this drive can be made parallel port-compatible. I haven't tried it yet, so can't comment on how speed is affected (for those who are obsessed with such things!). If you're looking for an easy, reliable and affordable storage solution you can't go wrong with this drive. My first one was defective, and Iomega replaced it promptly with no hassle. And this one is going strong these 2+ years. ... Read more


6. Iomega 31714 100 MB USB-Powered Zip Drive
by Iomega
list price: $84.99
our price: $99.95
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005U7RB
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 2647
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Zip 100MB USB external drive solution. Includes drive, USB cable, power supply, one CD containing Iomegaware software, one CD containing HTML users manual and additional applications, and Quick Install guide. ... Read more

Features

  • PC and Mac compatible
  • Powered through your computer's USB connection
  • One 100 MB Zip disk (not included) holds the equivalent of 85 floppy disks
  • Data transfer rate of 0.9 MB/sec
  • Uses 100 MB Zip disks

Reviews (9)

5-0 out of 5 stars Iomega USB-Powered Zip Drive a Workhorse
I bought this drive in 2002 and plugged the usb connection into my Windows 2000 Desktop, powered up my computer, and voila it installed itself.I did not install any software that came with it. I DO NOT recommend installing their software.Read on:

I also have an Iomega Parallel Zip Drive connected to a laptop with Windows 98.I made the mistake of installing the software that came with it.It has consistently given me error messages. The first time I use it to either copy to or from it works fine.After that, it says the disk is full, retry.This happens even if the disk is empty.Pressing F5 (refresh) doesn't work. Even if I remove the disk and reinsert it, I get the same message. The only way to do more work, is to completely reboot the computer. Have tried uninstalling and reinstalling their software, but no difference.

But my USB version with Win2000 is superb.Highly recommend this unit. Three years and going strong.

1-0 out of 5 stars Home User
Boy am I sorry I ever bought this item.As mentioned by another user - it lasted less than 2 years - then it started to destroy any zip disk you attempted to write to.When I contacted customer service - instead of admitting they had a problem - I got - it sounds like maybe your drive is damaging your disks.You are out of warranty - but for $55.00 or so we will send you a reconditioned one with a 120 day warranty - and you pay for shipping.Forget it - save your money - buy a flash drive from Sony or use CDs - but don't buy anything from Iomega.They do not back their products - and their quality is highly questionable.

1-0 out of 5 stars Defective design
I own this drive for 2 years, but recently it broke my 5 diskes. I know anorther drive is with same problem.So basically it only last 1-2 years.You can buy a more space usb memory for same price.

2-0 out of 5 stars I don't like it
On my pentium 4 running windows XP, USB 1.1 connection it works only about 25% of the time.. There seems to some ZIP 100 mb disks that it will read reliably, but other ZIP 100 mb disks are not recognized. The age of the disks makes no difference.

Another computer running win 98 with an internal zip drive reads all disk without problems.

I have had to mark the disks that it will read and use only them in this drive.

5-0 out of 5 stars Impressively fast.
I got this drive to save on wasted CDs, which mount up, when loaded with lots of small incidentals. Not having used a ZIP drive before I was expecting something like a floppy disc performance on a larger scale, but was surprised at its almost hard drive read / write speed.

It's also good not to have to lug another power unit around with my laptop, as is the negligible demand on system resources unlike that of some portable CD burners. The 100MB capacity may appear paltry by today's standards, yet is sufficient for the majority of instances. The 100MB media is also easier on the pocket.

A disc can be electronically write protected, and read /write protected by using a password. This feature is not available for a CD unless the files are encrypted inside a .ZIP or some other kind of archive file, or an encrypted file, such as ABIcoder. So security is simplified with your ZIP drive.

By plugging the ZIP drive into a USB port it will be recognised as a removable drive, that can be read and written to by dragging and dropping in the normal fashion. Any Iomega features will not be available, for which you have to install the Iomega software.

My experience of this installation is as follows: When the installation is complete, choose the Reboot Later option, and manually restart your computer to finish. The Iomega auto option tends to hang the computer and things don't work out as expected. After re-booting, confirm- in windows - that the Send To drop down, displays the ZIP drive along with your floppy drive, etc. If not, the installation will need to be re-done.

So far I've installed the Iomega software onto a laptop running Win 98 SE and two desktops. One of the desktops - a Win 2000 machine - didn't like it, and will need to be sorted out, since something has gone amiss with the services detection. It works okay after the alert times out, after a couple of minutes, but is irksome. The other desktop, also a Win 2000 machine, installed okay. The problematic machine has been through the wars, so why a problem arose is impossible to say at present. So... if the straightforward removable drive option is sufficient, stick with that: especially if it's someone else's machine your plugging into. ... Read more


7. Imation USB External SuperDisk Drive
by Imation

Asin: B00004SPUQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Imation
Sales Rank: 33609
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Over 83 times greater capacity than a conventional floppy drive - is this technology you can afford to be without? The external SuperDisk LS-120 drive from Imation is designed to provide unlimited storage capacity on Imation Super Disks. The SuperDisk has a higher capacity, is faster, smarter and more reliable than your conventional floppy drive. The SuperDisk LS-120 can store 120MB of data when used with LS-120 media. It is also downward compatible with current 3.5-inch floppy technology and can read and write to both 720KB and 1.44MB diskettes so you can still use all those diskettes you own. The SuperDisk LS-120 drive spins the media at higher speeds and when LS-120 diskettes are used, accesses data five times faster than a standard floppy disk drive. When 1.44MB or 720KB media is used, the drive is three times faster. Like tape drives and hard drives, the SuperDisk LS-120 uses error correction code, which enables the drive to pack data closer together and accurately recover it. It uses the same track identification as conventional floppies except it contains a defect management table on each disk and error correction capabilities. This error correction allows the SuperDisk LS-120 to identify errors, such as small imperfections in the data or disk wear from use, and correct them. ... Read more

Features

  • Secured Encryption Technology protects confidential files
  • External USB disk drive with 120 MB capacity
  • Replaces standard floppy disk drives
  • Store images, photos, videos, and multimedia files
  • Free up space on your hard drive and consolidate up to 83 floppies on 1 SuperDisk cassette

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Love it
I have had my superdisk quite awhile.It works great!I have yet to figure out how to get my cd burner to work - so I keep using my superdisk.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent product
Good price, excellent speed and storage capacity for the price. Works better than the internal version.

5-0 out of 5 stars I love my Superdisk!
I am a PC user who initially resisted the Mac. After using it for several months, I fell in love with it.Now, after recently connecting and using the external Imation Superdisk Drive, I am converted.The Superdisk issooooo easy to install and use....and the Super-disks store an incredibleamount of files.Although it's portable, the Drive is not at all flimsy. It's sturdy and solid and I highly recommend it!

4-0 out of 5 stars Good product, too expensive
This is a very good product, you can use it for travel, and the size is pretty good, at least better than the zip drive in size.the problem it it is too expensive.also not too hard to install at all ... Read more


8. Iomega 32328 Zip 750 MB ATAPI Drive
by Iomega
list price: $149.99
our price: $132.04
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Asin: B00006JHY4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 22058
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The internal Zip® 750MB ATAPI drive is completely compatible (read and write) with the millions of Zip® 250MB disks and can read the many millions of Zip® 100MB disks out there today. But with the Zip® 750MB drive you can also take advantage of new Zip® 750MB disks to get thrice the storage capacity of Zip® 250MB disks.

Everything that makes Zip® drives and disks so popular is there in the Zip® 750MB drive: It's lightweight, fast, secure and dependable. And higher-capacity Zip® 750MB disks means that backing up all your stuff is easier than ever.

Compatibility: Reads and writes Zip 750MB and 250MB disks. Reads all 100MB disks.

Note: No Zip® 750MB cartridge is included.

... Read more

Features

  • Complete with Iomega Solutions Suite software
  • Reads and writes Zip 750MB and Zip 250MB disks; read-only on Zip 100MB disks
  • PC compatible only
  • Internal drive

Reviews (3)

1-0 out of 5 stars Yes but what about the reliability.
The other reviewers are right. The zip format is very convenient. I have been using them for years. I used to mail the 100mb disks overseas in just an envelope without a problem. Very reliable.

The 750mb? Not so reliable in my experience. I had a brand-new Zip 750mb disk die on me in the last few weeks. Within a few minutes, it was so badly corrupted that MS Windows could not format or even see the disk. Hardware failure. Gone was my "convenient" back-up. As dead as the disk. And this was not the first one to die on me. (I am talking about the disk, not the drive. Without the disk, the drive is worthless).

So I contacted the Iomega support people. Had to call them, because the website support sucks. Very friendly they were, but they would not replace the disk. Never mind that the disk has a five year warranty. No sir. I had to produce the proof of purchase. Well, the 750mb disk format has not even been out for five years, so that request defies logic. Who keeps the receipt for an cheap disk?

Suffices to say, this is where my 10 year old relationship with Iomega ends. When I back up data, I expect the media to be reliable.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fast storage
The advantage of the Zip drive over a CDROM is the shorter time it takes to make a backup.CD burn programs require several minutes to make a backup.A Zip drive a few seconds - drag and drop.Yes, for an archive of files you a CDROM might be better.But if you simply want to a temporary backup (and I always backup the novel I am writing after even the smallest modification), you can't beat the speed of a Zip.Also the Zip 750's response time is much faster than the Zip 250.Hit the button and it pops out in a half second.

5-0 out of 5 stars WOW
now they have 250MB 100MB and they jumped to the 750MB wich hold 50MB more than a cd it was easy to install and setup and use and afordibale for those who don't have 400$ for a DVD-RW. ... Read more


9. Iomega 10918 Zip 250 MB Parallel Port
by Iomega

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Asin: B0000300QQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 24614
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Affordable personal storage to move and backup your stuff anywhere. Expand your hard drive without limits; increase storage quickly, easily and economically, as you need it, with 250MB disks (also compatible with 100MB disks). Iomega ZIP 250MB Drive for PC expands your hard drive without limits, holding the stuff you need for work or play. They're fast, easy and familiar (like your hard drive). The 250MB Zip drive delivers a time-tested, feature-rich SuperFloppy with the highest capacity of any product in its category. Best of all, current Zip 100 drive users need not worry about their investment in 100MB Zip media - the new Zip 250 drive reads and writes 100MB Zip disks as well as 250MB Zip disks (optimum performance is gained using 250MB media). ... Read more

Features

  • 250 MB version of classic parallel-port Zip drive
  • 0.8 MBps maximum sustained transfer rate
  • 4 milliseconds minimum seek time
  • Detaches easily and goes where you go
  • IomegaWare CD-ROM includes all the Iomega software you need to operate your drive

Reviews (15)

4-0 out of 5 stars Does a really fine job!
I've now owned my 250 parallel port zip drive for over three years and could not manage without it.Yes it might not be as fast as some of the newer models but its the over all storage that I am please with.I use both the 100 and 250 zip disks and store a fair amount of data and photos.This machine has never let me down and I am very pleased with it!I now use it on my Windows XP without a problem although it was in the market place before XP was around.Good overall quality!!

1-0 out of 5 stars The Iomega drive engineers need a dope-slap
My Zip 100 suffered from the "Click of Death" and I lost about five disks and the whole drive before I learned on the Internet about this well-known problem.

I gave Iomega my email address when I registered my drive but they didn't tell me that using their well-documented defective drives ruins the disk with loss of all data.

But, I had to get my data off, so I bought a Zip 250 and today I had the Click of Death again with total loss of data and a ruined expensive disk. Arrggh!

Needless to say, I would NEVER recommend a Zip drive and I am planning on forever boycotting Iomega.

And, if you happen to run into a Zip drive engineer who designed this turkey, please give him or her a (gentle) dope slap for me.

Who at Iomega thought this piece of engineering garbage was suitable for valuable data?

(If you are tempted to by a Zip, anyway, search for "Click of Death" ...before buying a Zip drive. I wonder how many countless gigabytes of data have been lost?)

1-0 out of 5 stars Sloow
Do yourself a favor, set up any back-up(s) just before you go to bed. Backing up on any Iomega external device is the equivalent of watching paint dry. You can however use that time to see if you're one of the lucky few that can get decent tech support from Iomega.

2-0 out of 5 stars Oh god, get out of my face
I can simply say that buying this product was one of the worst choices of my life. I find it more convinient to set up slave drives than to use this. There are products that are definetely better and worth your money out there, this is just a rip off.

1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible in every way.
Why Zip disks were ever popular, I will never know.They are one of the most unreliable, and most expensive forms of data storage I have ever seen... except for the Jaz drive, which happens to be made by the same company.

If you want to store a lot of data for the least amount of money, then go out and buy a CD writer, especially if your media is going to be well traveled! I work for a print company in the electronic pre-press department, and I also have a small web design business, and I cannot tell you how many times I have gotten a zip disk that has gone bad while it was being delivered to me.I have never had a problem with CDs corrupting, sure I have had some CDs that don't work, but that happened during the writing, not because of the way it was stored, or shipped.

Save me, you, and everyone else a huge headache by switching to CD-Rs. ... Read more


10. Iomega 32450 Zip 750MB Firewire Drives
by Iomega

Asin: B00006JHY0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 27850
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Iomega 32450 - 750MB Firewire External Drive. 750MB Firewire External Drive. ... Read more

Features

  • Mac and PC compatible
  • Complete with Iomega Solutions Suite software
  • Easy plug and play
  • Reads and writes Zip 750MB and Zip 250MB disks; read-only on Zip 100MB disks
  • FireWire port

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars A solid product
I ordered the zip 750 to go with a new computer, that would no longer recognize my old, parallel port zip 100. Overall, i have been extremely pleased with the drive. The 750 mb disks are massive, compared to my old 100mb disks. With the firewire connection, it is as fast or faster than another zip i have with a atapi connection. There are only a few things that prevent this drive from recieving five stars. Fist, in order to connect it to a computer with a four-pin port, you need to call iomega and ask them to send you a power supply. Although they send the adapter quickly, and it is free, the additional step is a pain. Another problem i encountered is that the drive only comes with a six pin cord. If you want to attach the drive to a computer with a four pin port, be ready to shell out another thirty bucks for another cord. Although this should be no suprise, for some reason, the new drives can read but not write the old disks. It is evidently clear on the packaging that this is the case, but i still am frequently annoyed by that. My final complaint is that occasionally, on startup, windows XP does not immeadiatly recognize the drive. If you pull out the chord, wait a few seconds and then plug it back in, the drive is accesible. Agian, not a serious problem but an occasional hassle.Other than these minor problems, the zip 750 drive is an exceptional piece of equipment, and a true heir to this long line of sturdy, well designed storage devices.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very Useful, But Slightly Dangerous
A year ago, I would have cheerfully told you that there was no reason for anyone to waste money on a Zip drive.The largest capacity model then available was the 250, which was less than half of what a CD-RW could hold.CD burners were shipping pretty much as standard on all new computers.I grudgingly shelled out the money for a Zip drive on my new machine only because I needed some way of transferring data from the old one, which had a Zip 100 drive but no CD burner.

It didn't take me long to realize what a very wise investment I'd made.I prefer to synchronize my important documents and system settings using something like Windows Briefcase (barely useful) or Scooter Software's "Beyond Compare", which does a tremendous job of not only synchronizing files and entire directory trees, but scanning each file byte-by-byte for any signs of changes and/or corruption.It's very easy to update or repair any file the program flags.

What I discovered very quickly was that CD-RW drives were utterly worthless for this task.It didn't matter whether I used Roxio's "Direct CD", which came with the computer, or Nero's much-touted "InCD".The former constantly and reliably corrupted my data, while the latter just as reliably crashed my computer every time I tried it.Windows XP has built-in CD-writing software, but it is useless for the kind of file synchronization that I do.

"You can treat your CD just like a giant floppy!!!"Yeah, right!Nice try, guys!

Worse yet, as I troubleshooted Roxio's software, I discovered their nasty little secret.CDs created under Version 4 of "Direct CD" could not be read by Version 5, and people running Windows XP couldn't load Version 4 without crashing their computers.I wondered:What would happen when Version 6 came out?

So suddenly I found myself using that Zip 250 as my main means of file backup, along with a spare external hard drive.But, of course, 250 MB is not, by today's standards, a great deal of space.I needed three disks to do the job, and these were almost full.Plus, the Zip drive was painfully slow.

Thus, when Iomega announced their new Zip 750, I took immediate notice.I have actually worked with two of these devices.The one at work is a USB 2.0 model running on Windows 2000, while the one at home, running on Windows XP Home, is the nearly identical FireWire model featured on this page.

Setup of the FireWire device on Windows XP is very simple.You plug it into your FireWire port, wait for Windows Plug-and-Play to recognize it, then insert a Zip 750 disk and start working.Windows XP has built-in support for Zip drives, so you don't need to install anything from the included CD for basic file system operations.If, however, you want to write- or password-protect your Zip disk, you'll have to install Iomega Tools from the CD.They also offer a basic file backup utility.Since I haven't done anything with these, I can't comment on how well they work.

I started using the Zip 750 at home on December 10th of last year, and basically I've been very happy with it.While not as fast as a hard drive, it's certainly a major improvement over the Zip 250.I have yet to see one file be corrupted, and "Beyond Compare" has done literally dozens of very thorough scans on my backups.This is the very first time in my nearly 20 years of working with PCs that I can say with reasonable certainty that my backups are secure.

One performance bottleneck I've encountered is, according to Iomega's web site, due to the way Windows XP operates.Namely, copying (or comparing) large numbers of small files is drastically slower than copying small numbers of large files, even if the overall byte count is the same.So I use PKZip in a few places to create larger archives for faster copying.

The only reason I don't give this drive five stars is because of a dangerous design flaw.This is a very handsome-looking drive with a bright, shiny, metal plate on top.Unfortunately, said metal is an excellent conductor of static electricity.The very night I installed the drive on my home computer, I zapped it with my finger while attempting to insert a disk.This immediately knocked the drive off-line, and nothing but turning the computer off, then back on, would get Windows to recognize it again.My heart about stopped until I was satisfied that no permanent damage was done, either to the drive or to the computer.

Considering how light the drive is, there is no way to avoid touching it while doing an insert.Otherwise it simply slides backwards as you push.

The solution?Decidedly low-tech!I powered everything down, unplugged the drive, took that handy little anti-static bag the thing shipped in, wrapped it around the drive, and Scotch-taped it in place!Since then, I've had peace of mind and no problems at all!

The Zip 750 will reliably read and write the older Zip 250 disks (albeit more slowly), and will even read (but not write to) my ancient Zip 100 disks.Unlike some of those CD writing programs, Iomega takes backward compatibility seriously.

So, if you want speed and reliability, this drive is well worth the money. ... Read more


11. Iomega 31531 Pocket Zip 40 MB PC Media(10-Pack)
by Iomega
list price: $99.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B00005ICDL
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 33104
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Iomega Corporation (31531) X Pocket Zip 40MB 10 PK Disks ... Read more

Features

  • Compatible with all PocketZip and HipZip drives
  • 10-pack of PocketZip 40 MB disks
  • Each lightweight disk stores more than 25 floppies
  • Includes individual cases
  • Labeling surface

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Economical for the hard-core HipZipper
I'm just talking about economy here when I give this five stars. (...) If you've got a lot of music, you'd be foolish to buy them in any other combination. ... Read more


12. Iomega Zip 100MB External SCSI Drive
by Iomega
list price: $99.95
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Asin: B0009FJKB6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 47641
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Product Description

Iomega offers this reliable easy-to-use, removable storage solution that works with your computer. Includes zip drive (with power supply, cable & operating software), and user's guide.Features:Enclosure Type: External Capacity: 100 MB Platform: PC, Mac Technical Features: Data Transfer Rate .79 MBps Storage Type: Disk Drive Interface: SCSI System Requirements:Operating System Apple MacOS 7.0 or later, Microsoft Windows 3.x, Microsoft Windows NT Dimensions:Width: 5.5 in. Depth: 7 in. Height: 1.5 in. Weight: 1.1 lb. MPN: 1001 ... Read more

Features

  • Unlimited capacity
  • Fast - use it like your hard drive
  • Portable
  • Quiet & energy efficient
  • Iomega quality

13. Iomega Zip 100 MB ATAPI Internal Drive for PC
by Digital Equip Corp (Intel Pc)

Asin: B00007DT98
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Digital Equip Corp (Intel Pc)
Sales Rank: 30468
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Product Description

It's true, the Zip drive is so popular in the world today that it is becoming the primary way many people share their stuff. The way floppies used to be. But with a Zip disk, you've got more capacity and greater access speed. Each time you buy a 100MB genuine Zip disk, it's like adding 100MB to your hard drive, and you can add as many as you want. That's important for downloading stuff from the Internet or saving your cool creations. Regardless of what kind of files you create, a Zip drive gives you the capacity for now and for years into the future. ... Read more


14. Iomega 31197 Zip 100 Portable USB Drive (PC/Mac)
by Iomega
list price: $149.99
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Asin: B00005A7GU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 31085
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

A USB connection provides simple plug-and-play capability for the 100 MBZip drive from Iomega. Compatible with Macs or PCs, this compact externalstorage device works like a hybrid floppy and hard drive, letting you easilyaccess files and applications on removable 100 MB disks. Weighing just a pound,the 100 MB Zip drive is easy to carry, and like any USB device it's hotswappable: you can plug or unplug it without restarting your computer.Delivering a data transfer rate of 1.2 MBps, this drive offers fast, unlimitedstorage for your computer, an easy way to extend the life and capabilities ofyour computer.

This drive comes with a one-year limited warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • Compatible with PCs and Macs
  • USB connection for easy hot-swapping
  • 100 MB Zip disk holds the equivalent of 70 floppy disks
  • Data transfer rate of 1.2 MB per second
  • Use it like your hard drive

Reviews (8)

3-0 out of 5 stars Not the most elegant solution, but it does the job
I've never found Zip drives to be very speedy, despite the name, but this particular drive is quite slow and quite loud.

However, in its defense, it is extremely reliable even though I've dropped it and knocked it over several times. It doesn't take up much space on my desk. It is so lightweight and flat that I can throw it in the pocket of my laptop case and take it anywhere.

The Zip disk has been a good solution for me in terms of sharing files between my desktop and laptop, and this drive is an adequate, reliable, affordable way to do that.

4-0 out of 5 stars yep, works fine
The price is right and it owrk.s what else is there to say?

5-0 out of 5 stars useful!
a very useful thing to have, it works beautifully and was very easy to install, a must have it you are intending to format your computer and have to move all your precious files to disk!

4-0 out of 5 stars Perfect except for support
I have had my zip drive for a while now. I purchased the external type so I could swap it between my laptop and desktop. I use it to backup data along with having the capability to read disks that are sent to me by clients and workmates.

So far I have not had any major problems I could not work out with the zip drive. The one drawback I have found is that Iomega's Web site is not very clear at times.

Otherwise for me on both a Windows 98 and 2000 system it has been simple plug and play!

3-0 out of 5 stars Zip 100MB Drive
good for home, but requires an electrical supply, so it's not very good for notebook computers and the mobile user. ... Read more


15. Iomega 10919 Zip 100 Drive(Parallel Port)
by Iomega

Asin: B00000J3II
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 19822
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Is your hard disk running out of room? Do you need to protect your valuable data? Consider Iomega's Parallel Port Zip 100 drive, an inexpensive and portable external disk drive.

Iomega says it has sold over 100 million of its 100 MB Zip disks, the floppy companions to the Zip 100 drive, and we believe them based on how easy it was for us to set up and use the Zip 100. We just plugged it in, connected a cable to our PC's parallel port, dropped in the CD-ROM, and followed the setup wizard.

The CD-ROM comes with the necessary software to make the Zip 100 act like any other drive on your PC--except the Zip 100 has a 100-MB storage capacity. We set the drive up on our test machine and copying files to and from drive F was just as easy as it was on drive A or C.

You can still use your printer with the Zip 100, as the external drive includes its own parallel port. Iomega recommends that you connect no more than one additional device to the Zip 100, but in our test, we "daisy chained" three peripherals--a printer connected to a scanner connected to the Zip 100 connected to our PC--without encountering any device conflicts.

We used the included 1-Step Backup and 1-Step Restore utilities to back up and restore several hundred megabytes of an old Pentium's hard disk. The process was entirely intuitive and flawless but slow. We did not even approach the claimed 25-MB-per-minute performance, but that's just the way peripheral life is when you're using a parallel port.

The Zip 100 is self-contained, and if you take along the parallel cable and AC power supply, it becomes portable. However, the real convenience comes from the Zip disks themselves. The disks have a tough plastic shell and come in a CD-type jewel box, so little protective precautions are required as you exchange data with Zip-owning friends.

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to install and use
  • Portable
  • Rewritable media

Cons

  • Slow data-transfer rate
  • Impractical for backing up more than a few hundred megabytes
... Read more

Features

  • Complete backup and restore utilities
  • Supports 100 MB Zip disks
  • Parallel interface
  • Portable, external design
  • Maximum sustained transfer rate of 1.40 MB/sec

Reviews (23)

4-0 out of 5 stars old technology, but still useful
If your computer has a USB port, you should definitely get a USB Zip drive or flash drive because this parallel-port Zip drive is really slow.However, most old computers (i.e. those made before 1997) do not have a USB port or CD-RW drives, and so this Zip drive is the ideal way for transferring data to and from such computers.100MB Zip discs are pretty cheap, too.But keep in mind that this drive won't recognize 250MB discs.If you think you might need to use those discs in the future, get a 250MB Zip drive instead.

1-0 out of 5 stars do NOT buy from this seller!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ordered product and paid with one-click system. Never received the product, I emailed the seller and did not even receive the courtesy of a repsonse. Congratulations, seller -- you account my first bad experience in purchasing something online. DO NOT BUY FROM THIS SELLER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars power cord
I like the iomega zip drive for storing things and saving space
on my hard drive. But i don't have a power cord anymore. Where can i purchase a cord from.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great for data storage but...
The Iomega Zip 100 has been around for some time and it's well established. It's a nice drive for data files so long as they are not too large. We're talking about a meg-a-minute transfer speeds here. Speed is not what this drive is about, but that holds true for any parallel port drive (although my old Syquest and Superdisk drives were much faster). Although CD-RW is the hot topic lately the Iomega Zip uses the familiar file techniques we all know by heart. Reading and writing to a Zip drive is second nature. Overall, it's a decent drive but still a bit pricey considering its performance and after all these years of production.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sturdy workhorse for 4 years
I'm a Mac user, but I also have a Windows PC in my office. My workplace has over 1,000 employees and the majority of them are on Windows, while I am one of 3 people in the organization that consistently uses a Mac.

I am sent files all the time via the Network GroupWare e-mail system. I never wanted to hook my Mac up through all the logging in and everything involved in a Novell system, so I never got the Mac version of the software to connect my Mac fully to the network.

So, when someone sends me a file via GroupWise, I copy the attachment onto my ZIP disk and then eject that disk and put it in my Mac to work on the file.Not the most efficient way to go about things, but this 100MB Iomega ZIP drive hasn't failed me once in the past 4 years.

Since the Mac OS can read both Mac and PC ZIP disks, I use PC formatted disks and move them back and forth from Windows (the Parallel drive) to Mac (the factory installed 250MB drive) all day long.

ZIP disks can hold an equivalent of about 74 floppy disks and the speed is lightning fast when compared to floppies. My only gripe is that Iomega does not make these drives with an on/off switch... even if your computer is off for a week, you've got to unplug your ZIP drive if you don't want it to eat up electricity. Honestly, I doubt that a little ZIP drive that isn't spinning a disk uses more than a single kilowatt hour per month, but it's a waste nonetheless.This one gripe wasn't enough of a drawback to take a star away from the 5 star rating I'm giving this gizmo.It's dependable, it's fast and ZIP is an industry standard. Hats off to Iomega. ... Read more


16. Iomega 11113 Zip 250MB ATAPI Internal Drive
by Iomega
list price: $169.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B0000300S4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 18963
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

With the internal Zip 250MB ATAPI drive, you don’t need to worry about using extra outlets, or even space on your desk. ... Read more

Features

  • Data compression and storage drive
  • Internal IDE (ATAPI) drive
  • Up to 2.4 MBps sustained transfer rate
  • Includes IomegaWare 2.1 with QuikSync instant backup utility
  • Compatible with both 100 MB and 250 MB Zip disks

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Fastest type of zip drive there is!
Well, the SCSI zip drive is just as fast as the internal one, but I don't have any SCSI ports, and why spend the extra money for a card, so I can use a more expensive zip drive that sits on my desk. Portability is not necessary to me because most all my friends and co-workers have zip drives too. I did have a USB Zip 250 before, but I never took it anywhere so I sold it to my friend for cheap and got the internal 250. The speed is gerat - more than twice as fast!

If portability is an issue, get a USB drive. If you don't have USB ports, you'd better have SCSI ports, or lots of time to waste. The parallel port version is just too slow. They take over an hour to copy off a full 250MB Zip disk!

But in going beyond comparison of apples and oranges... Zip drives really are great, I would recommend one to anyone. They're fast (except for the parallel one, ugh) the 100/250MB per disk is great. Not to big, and most importantly - not too small. They're one of, if not the most reliable magnetic removable media I've seen. Out of all the disks I've had, more than I can count, I can only remember 1 going bad.

4-0 out of 5 stars An easy to use product that works well
I use one of these internal 250 MB Zip Drives on a daily basis.I am very happy with it.

Installation was a snap.I was able to install it in my Dell computer in under 10 minutes, and then install the software and haveit functional in another 10 minutes.Initially, I had installed it inWindows 98, but have recently upgraded to Windows 2000 and it still workswell.I have another of these drives installed in my Linux box and itworks there as well.

I primarily use the Zip drive to carry data aroundwith me (home, work, etc.) that changes too quickly to burn cdroms.Itfunctions perfectly, seems very durable, and makes transferring datasimple.Sometimes, I wish it were a bit faster (like at the end of theday), but my "go-home-from-work" routine of copying about 200 MBof data allows me to clean up the desk, turn off the light, etc., then grabthe zip disk and go.

Eventually, they will probably make a 1 GB Zipdrive, but for now, the 250 MB Zip meets my needs. ... Read more


17. Iomega 10670 Zip 100 MB Internal ATAPI Drive
by Iomega
list price: $99.95
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Asin: B00004Z83H
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 29620
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Iomega offers itÂs 100MB Zip drive. It works like your hard drive, letting you easily access files and applications. And with a Zip drive sold every 5 seconds, you're sure to find millions of users world wide to share your files with. It has fast, unlimited capacity (add 100MBs at a time), is easy to connect (plug and play without turning off your computer). Each disk holds up to 70 floppies. You can use it like your hard drive. ... Read more

Features

  • Works with Windows 3.x, 95, 98, and NT
  • Large-capacity removal storage solution for PCs
  • For use with 100 MB Zip disks
  • Internal IDE (ATAPI) interface
  • Fast 1.40 MB/s transfer rate

Reviews (2)

1-0 out of 5 stars HAVE NOT RECEIVED THE ZIP DRIVE
Hi there,

I would like to write a review, but have NOT received this item.Please let me know where and when you sent it.I need it ASAP.It's been weeks.

Renata

5-0 out of 5 stars The best of the best
Iomega has been known for its reliable products for a long time. I didn't believe it until I tried it today. I just ordered a 100 ATAPI internal zip drive and installed it in a matter of seconds. It didn't take me more than 5 minutes to slide the drive into one of the 3 1/2 bays, connect the power socket and the interface, and bam it's up and running with no problems. I didn't think it could be that easy. The product comes with an interface card, 2 power supply sockets and 4 screws. I didn't need anything other than 1 screw and that's it. I highly recommended. ... Read more


18. Iomega Z100SI 100MB SCSI Zip Drive (Z100S)
by Netcom USA

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Asin: B00078V7BQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netcom USA
Sales Rank: 51201
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Product Description

Iomega Z100SI 100MB SCSI Zip Drive (Z100S) ... Read more


19. Iomega 31713 Zip 100 USB Powered Value Series Drive
by Iomega

Asin: B00005ML56
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 20759
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is the state-of-the-art interface that makes good on the long-touted promise of simple plug-and-play capability. The new Zip 100MB USB drive from Iomega is the perfect merger for this facilitating technology. Simply plug the drive into the USB port and you are ready to work. It's that fast. Combine this ease with the reliability and portability of the world-renown Zip 100MB drive and you have an unequaled storage solution. ... Read more

Features

  • PC and Mac compatible
  • Powered through your computer's USB connection
  • Value-priced
  • Data transfer rate of 0.9 MB/sec
  • Uses 100 MB Zip disks

Reviews (21)

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money
Installed in a minute, accesses one out of five of my old zip drives, (they all word fine on my IDE Zip Drive). The ones that it will access, the speed is so slow, you need to leave on overnight for a twenty meg download. Returned the next day.

1-0 out of 5 stars Do not buy
I could never get the device to work.Technical support was no help.It still does not work and I wasted my money.Not a very good value

1-0 out of 5 stars Noisy, Flimsy and Never Worked.
This drive never worked.It never recognized that a disk was in the drive.When I called Iomega for tech support, I had 2 different people tell me to re-install the drivers.Nothing worked.I suggest using CD-RW for backups.

4-0 out of 5 stars Needs a Press Agent!
This little guy needs a press agent! As indicated in other reviews, it makes some unexpected sound, but it is not loud or offensive. It ejects disks robustly, but not a problem. The case appears to be durable to me. Regarding system requirements, the package says, "Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 will not support non-Iomega USB devices while Iomega drivers are installed." It might be wise to check for the latest operating system support information. It would be nice if the Zip disk in it could be ejected after the system is off, like the external floppy disk drive that comes with some laptop computers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Works great and a great price, too.
I use this product on an iMac and it works great.Data transfer is fairly quick (it is a little noisy while its working, however, but not so much that its a problem).Its slim and doesn't take up much space, and I like that my computer's USB port is the drive's power source - no worry about finding an extra outlet to plug it in to.This product is an economical way to back up your hard drive. ... Read more


20. Iomega 4PK ZIP CART CLAMSHELL PC/MAC ( 32625 )
by Iomega Bernoulli Exclusive
list price: $44.99
our price: $42.74
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Asin: B0000CBJ8R
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega Bernoulli Exclusive
Sales Rank: 71129
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Product Description

Iomega Corporation (32625) Zip 250MB 4pk Clamshell PC/MAC ... Read more

Features

  • media capacity:250 MB
  • media compressed capacity:500 MB
  • preformatted:yes
  • quantity:4
  • brand name:Iomega

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