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The Zip 250 USB drive offers an ultrathin, mobile design that meets the high-capacity storage needs for both PC and Mac users. At an inch thick and weighing just under a pound, the Zip 250 USB drive can accompany the most demanding mobile computer user. Connect the drive conveniently with the industry-standard USB port. Mobile users can connect with a host-powered PCMCIA interface.
- Ultrathin, mobile design
- Compatible with USB-enabled PC and Macintosh systems
- Compatible with both 100 MB and 250 MB Zip disks
- Up to 900 KBps transfer rate
- Includes IomegaWare 2.1 with Quik Sync instant backup utility
Iomega Zip 250 MB USB External Drive (PC/Mac) Reviews
73 of 75 people found the following review helpful:
Choosing between the USB and SCSI versions of this product,
This review is from: Iomega Zip 250 MB USB External Drive (PC/Mac) (Personal Computers)The Zip 250 is perhaps the most rational choice for anyone looking to bridge the gap between Macintosh and Windows based machines. In both the SCSI and USB forms, it invites portability. It's the ideal solution for anyone who creates anything but video on one platform for use on the other. (For cross-platform video editing, a Jaz drive is more appropriate.)
It's also great if you're living on a budget. Though your initial purchase is more expensive than buying a Zip 100, you'll spend far less on disks. Since 250mb disks are essentially the same price as 100mb ones, your overall storage costs will be cheaper in the long term.
Perhaps more importantly, you won't have to abandon your existing Zip library to upgrade. The product's much vaunted backwards compatibility with Zip 100s is real and mostly trouble free. The only glitch with it is that if you're trying to save large (over 15mb) files to a Zip 100, it will take substantially-even painfully--longer than... Read more
40 of 42 people found the following review helpful:
Another Winner for Iomega.,
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This review is from: Iomega Zip 250 MB USB External Drive (PC/Mac) (Personal Computers)This is my third Zip drive but my first 250Mb and of course my first USB. The USB interface worked fine on my desktop (Win 98) BUT the installation also enabled the never-before usable USB port on my laptop (Win 95b). I wasn't expecting this. I was going to buy the optional PCMCIA interface - but this saves me the forty bucks. I didn't look at the transfer rate but it seems even faster than my 100 Mb internal Zip (ATAPI interface) on one of my 'puters. Very fast! Recommended!
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful:
Fast and easy to carry,
This review is from: Iomega Zip 250 MB USB External Drive (PC/Mac) (Personal Computers)I was impressed with the ZIP-250 USB from the moment I unpacked it. The new design is a big improvement over the old ZIP-100 design. The drive is much smaller and lighter, and it comes with a small soft plastic stand which allows you to put the drive on its side. Even the power adapter is smaller and lighter than the old ones. The only disadvantage of the drive's design is that its light weight makes it nearly impossible to put a disk in without using both hands. This can be a little awkward depending on where you keep the drive.
Data transfer is very fast (as one would expect from a USB connection) compared to the parallel port version of the zip drive. I had no problem reading my old ZIP-100 disks on the new drive.
The ZIP-250 PC installation is easy- Load the software, reboot, and plug in the drive. The included software also comes with plenty of useful features such as Disk Copy and a program for scheduling backups of important files.
Only one real complaint- The included... Read more
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