Iomega ZIP 100 MB USB Reviews
Product Type: Iomega removable disk drives
Description:Model ID 30091 / Iomega ZIP 100 MB USB - ZIP drive - external - 1 ( 1 ) - ZIP - 100 MB - USB - blueberry / Now Macintosh and PC computers with USB connections can connect Iomega's sleek, translucent ice-blue USB Zip drive, and reap the benefits of simple connectivity and ... more
Iomega ZIP 100 MB USB ... unlimited storage capacity. PCs must also be running Microsoft Windows 98.
Universal Serial Bus (USB) technology is the emerging standard for connections to your computer. Finally, with the major players of the computer industry building USB ports into nearly all new computer systems, this state-of-the-art interface makes good on the long-touted promise of simple plug-and-play capability. Meanwhile, Apple and Microsoft have engineered support for USB into the recent release of Mac OS 8.1 and Windows 98. USB-equipped PCs running Windows 98 and USB-equipped Macintosh systems can now move beyond traditional SCSI or parallel port interfaces and begin utilizing USB advantages available from the USB Zip drive.
Newest Review: ... looking unit for its time - manufactured from a blue (or officially 'blueberry') transparent plastic case which allowed you ... more
Customer Iomega ZIP 100 MB USB Reviews (12)
by - written on 07/10/01, updated on 07/10/01 (Very useful, 718 readings)
For those of you ready to reminisce about a children's cartoon program featuring a bloke with a zip-up mouth, you've come to the wrong place. But if you want to know about a powerful, handy floppy disk replacement, then you've clicked correctly. The Zip drive. It is an interesting beast. I am a bit of an iomega fan, as they're gear always seems to be built to a high quality. So, when I bought my tasty translucent Apple iMac, I also threw in a Zip 100 external drive. I used to use it a lot, but my enjoyment of it has been reduced ever since I bought a CD-burner. That's because of price. A Zip drive may seem cheap when buying it: you ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/06/11 (Very useful, 114 readings)
First released in 1994, Iomega's Zip Drive was intended as a replacement for the floppy disk which was limited in terms of its speed and capacity. I first purchased a Zip Drive around ten years ago, and found it to be a reliable and quick method of saving files before the CD writer was commonplace. These days the Zip drive is almost redundant, as the aforementioned recordable CD and DVD drives have fallen in price, and are fitted as standard on most computers. The Zip drive was a pretty cool looking unit for its time - manufactured from a blue (or officially 'blueberry') transparent plastic case which allowed you to see the machine's internal workings. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/04/01, updated on 02/04/01 (Very useful, 207 readings)
Zip drives are modern replacements for the 3.5 inch floppies that most computers still use for removable storage devices. They allow you to store a great 100MB on one zip disc, which looks like a slightly fatter floppy disk. 100MB doesn't sound much in our world of 40GB hard drives, but lets not forget that it is about the same as 100 floppy disks, and is meant as a portable storage device, not a replacement for hard drives. As such it is great for backing up files, especially image files which tend to take up a large amount of disc space. The Zip drive is a lovely see-through blue design that is an obvious imitation of the iMac craze. It is a USB ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/01/03, updated on 25/01/03 (Very useful, 352 readings)
As most people will remember, the only form of media for storing files used to be the humble floppy disk. This was a very decent product in it's time because the size of most files were quite small, allowing a large portion of your data to stored this way. Even today the floppy can be useful for Excel spreadsheets or Word documents, but with the ever increasing size of files such as audio, photo and video content a larger has become essential. The current available options are Zip drive, LS120 or CD writer. A CD writer will offer a very healthy 700 Mb of storage, but requires either a new disk each time you change the content or a Rewitable disk. Even a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 27/03/01, updated on 27/03/01 (Very useful, 255 readings)
IOMEGA ZIP-100 DRIVES If you’ve got a Zip100 drive that used to work, but doesn’t now – read this! We bought an Iomega Zip-100 drive and disks in about 1996, in 2000 it stopped working. I thought the usual – well that’s broke, I’ll have to buy a new one. But just for fun I phoned the technical help line printed on the underside of the main unit. After about 10mins on hold we were connected, I described the symptoms (it no longer worked, but, more importantly – when you put a disk in it just clicked and clicked about 10 times). I was amazed. The person on the other end of the phone, asked my address and said ... Read the complete review
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