In summary, The conversation discusses the relevance of Zip drives in today's technology market. It is argued that with the existence of cheaper and more efficient storage options like CDR, DVD burners, pen drives, and memory cards, Zip drives have become obsolete. The speaker also mentions that Iomega, the company that produces Zip drives, is no longer a viable investment. However, some individuals still find use for Zip drives, such as in schools where CD burners may not be available, or for transferring large files at a faster rate. It is suggested that Laplink can also serve as an alternative to Zip drives. Despite this, it is acknowledged that Zip drives are no longer as popular as they once were.
512mb pen drives are awesome, also look into memory cards for an alternative.
people are still using zips? wow... that fad i thought had died.
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.