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Iomega Zip drive

  1. Apr 7, 2003 #1
    since we have CDR, which is cheap and can store 700MB, why do we need Zip drive?

    i never had a friend using I-omega zip drive, it is a dead product.
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  3. Apr 7, 2003 #2
    Any Iomega product is toast. Do not invest in Iomega. Buy yourself a dvd burner if you need more storage, otherwise stay with your cd burner.
  4. Apr 7, 2003 #3


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    Iomega disks are too expensive to be viable in the future.

    The reasons I own one now though are:

    1) The labs in school do not include CD burners, so it's either one zip or 5 floppys.

    2) Copying large files to zip drive is still a faster process than burning CDs. No special software is needed (other than the drivers, obviously), you just drag and drop from windows explorer.
  5. Apr 7, 2003 #4
    512mb pen drives are awesome, also look into memory cards for an alternative.
  6. Apr 7, 2003 #5
    people are still using zips? wow... that fad i thought had died.
  7. Apr 7, 2003 #6
    I play with old laptops that have tiny hard drives and lack many of the ports found on more modern computers. Here is a proceedure;
    1 fdisk, format, install DOS.
    2 Install zip driver.
    3 download compatible programs with fast computer and store on zip.
    4 transfer from zip disk to laptop hard drive.

    Laplink cuts out the need for a zip drive though. Ok I confess, someone gave me a couple of zip drives (that ought to tell you something right there) and I've been playing with them.
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