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Introducing the new 100MB External USB Zip(r) drive from Iomega - for Power Macs with a built-in USB connection and PC systems with a built-in USB controller running Windows 98! The new, sleek translucent ice-blue 100MB External USB Zip drive is simple to connect, hot swappable, and compatible with over 100 million 100MB Zip disks.
- USB interface
- Mac and PC compatible
- Plug and play
- Unlimited capacity
- Each disk holds up to 70 floppies
Iomega Zip 100 Portable USB Drive (PC/Mac) Reviews
42 of 42 people found the following review helpful:
Why didn't I get one sooner?,
This review is from: Iomega Zip 100 Portable USB Drive (PC/Mac) (Personal Computers)I had an old Zip100, which was awesome, but it was a parallel port and I could never could get it to work properly with my printer on my new computer, a Compaq Presario.
Reluctantly moving into the year 2000, I retired the old one and bought this new model since my new computer has USB ports. I wish I had sooner! I love it! It was extremely easy to install, after doing 6 quick steps which took five minutes of my time if that, I'm downloading all kinds of stuff!
My little brother and daughter are really fond of downloading MP3's and other files which take up tons of my hard drive, and it drove me crazy, but now I just gave them each a zip disk and told 'em when it's full, they're out of luck. The price of the disks did seem overwhelming at first, but when you realize how many files they can hold, it's well worth it opposed to having a zillion annoying little A drive disks.
As for annoying qualities, I have to agree with the other reviewers, when you eject the... Read more
35 of 36 people found the following review helpful:
There are better Zip drives out there,
This review is from: Iomega Zip 100 Portable USB Drive (PC/Mac) (Personal Computers)As it makes little sense for the 100mb to be the original Zip you put on a new system anymore, most people who buy this product will probably be upgrading from an old parallel version. To be sure, it is an improvement on that device. It's noticeably faster. But it's smart for only a couple of very specific kinds of user.
The first is the "Backup Bandit". If you only use your zip drive for routine, automated backup of files that fit easily onto a single 100mb disk, it's unlikely you need much more than this device.
The second is the "I've-had-a-Zip-for-years Geek". If you have a huge library of Zip 100 disks already amassed, and the average file size is above 10mb, then there's an argument to be made for staying with this product. Notice that I'm talking here about a library of truly BIG files, typically graphics. If all you have is a massive library of text documents, you shouldn't fear switching over to the Zip 250 at all.
In my opinion, anyone else... Read more
26 of 26 people found the following review helpful:
This review is from: Iomega Zip 100 Portable USB Drive (PC/Mac) (Personal Computers)With my computer's only free drive bay occupied by a CD-Rewriter, and most of its ports supporting other gadgets, this USB Zip drive seemed like a good addition to my expanding collection of software and peripherals.
Based upon my experience with this product, I highly recommend Zip drives in principle. They provide consolidation and back-up points for files scattered throughout many conventional floppy disks, facilitate the storage of large files (particularly visual) that would not make it on floppies, and liberate hard drive space.
As for this product in particular, its portability is an obvious asset. I also highly recommend it for those who don't want to disembowel their computers and literally risk getting their wires crossed. Although I can't speak for those with other systems, installation was quite easy on Windows 98. This device also works quite smoothly, accepting files from my floppy disks and hard drive rather quickly.
The ejection of Zip disks is not... Read more
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