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Member Name: paddywak
Date: 20/02/01, updated on 20/02/01 (317 review reads)
Advantages: Internal. fast. easy to install & use
Disadvantages: None with the prices falling all the time
Here’s a great piece of kit that is invaluable to virtually all PC users! There’s nothing worse than losing all your saved work when Windows refuses to work & that’s where the CD-RW comes into its own as it saves a lot of time & effort when this type of thing happens & it does happen.
I bought my Zip 650 for a bargain price of £70 because it had the cables & software missing, but that was easily fixed as it only costs a few quid for the EIDE cable (if you haven’t got a spare or spare connector in your PC) & the software was readily easy to find, download & install from Iomega’s web site.
The drive I picked up wasn’t the latest in the Iomega range but it does a good job all the same. Mine is a 4-speed writer, 2-speed re-writer & 32 speed CD-ROM & I find that it copies files very quickly & copies CDs at a good speed too! You don’t need the latest, greatest & dearest CD-RW unless you use it on a professional basis.
How easy is the drive to install & how easy is the manual to understand? Well the answer to the installation question is fairly easy…you follow the user manual instruction carefully & you’ll have your drive up & running within a half hour or there abouts. I fitted the drive & software within about 10 minutes & it was ready to use after that.
The software that came with my Iomega drive was Easy CD Creator Deluxe 4.0 & Iomega’s Quick Sync program, both of which are very easy to use & configure.
The Iomega Zip 650 is a great little CD-RW drive that will compete at the highest level against other dearer drives & give them a good run for their money. Patches & updates are very easy to find & download from the Iomega website.
I can’t say anymore, as there’s no more to say about this great drive!