Product Type: Iomega CD writers
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Iomega Zip CDRW
Member Name: melldrew2
Date: 18/02/02, updated on 18/02/02 (434 review reads)
Advantages: Reliable, works well with Win XP, Cheap
I was working in the USA recently and had lots of data files to store (>1.44meg).
Having been the owner of a Zip (100mB) back up device for many years, decided to bite the bullet and go for a CD RW version as stuff is getting much bigger these days.
Firstly I struggled installing it onto Win XP. (Almost ending up chucking the lot in the bin).
The drivers that are bundled only go to Win2K.
But if I had been more au fait with XP then I would have realised that it goes straight in and functions without the need for any external driver installation.
Once up and running I found it very good and after messing up 1 CDR (my fault) the device proves consistently reliable.
It is a bit bulky compared to some of the external CDRW's available nowadays, but it is fairly rugged, and has survived baggage handlers a number of times now through various flights.
It has now become a regular part of my travelling office as I hate having to redo any work, and has the added advantage of a second drive for those times when a copy of whatever is useful.
It comes bundled with 110/230v power adapter and USB cable and a couple of starter disk to get you going (2 * CDR, 1* CD/RW).
The price is good compared to others I have seen.
Iomega products have proved reliable to me in the past, and I feel as if I made a good choice buying this one.