Product Type: Iomega removable disk drives
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Best PC peripheral EVER!!!
Iomega ZIP 250
Member Name: Vincent
Iomega ZIP 250
Date: 03/08/00, updated on 03/08/00 (97 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to use and maintain
Disadvantages: Disks are expensive
This is a fantastic piece of kit and should be owned by everyone with a computer. The Zip Drive is similar in many ways to a floppy disk drive except instead of 1.44MB of storage space there is 250MB on each disk. This allows MP3 files, large graphics files, video files etc. to be stored and backed up.
I never backed up my files because i didn't really see the need and there was no way i could of since i didn't have a storage medium large enough. After all the files on my computer got erased by a virus, including important reports and assignments, i finally gave in and decided to purchase some hardware that allowed me to back up. It was a decision between a CD writer and a Zip Drive. A year down the line i am glad i chose the Zip drive.
The one bad thing about the zip drive is that the disks are quite expensive, £15-£20, whereas a CD only costs £1 and a CD has more storage space. However, the Zip disks are rewritable and are more reliable. If a CD gets scratched then the data is probably lost. My Zip disks have never lost the data stored on them and they have taken quite a battering.
The Zip disk is very easy to set up and use unlike a CD writer which is very unstable. Once the drivers are installed the Zip drive works just like a floppy disk drive. Another huge plus for the 250MB Zip drive is that it is also able to use the 100MB disks which are cheaper.
So if you are looking for a easy to use storage medium to back up or transfer large files from one place to another then this is ideal. Do yourself a favour and buy it now