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Iomega Zip 250 MB USB External Drive (PC/Mac)

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  • 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
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Iomega Zip 250 MB USB External Drive W/USB Cable No Adapter

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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.

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  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0000300QN
  • Item model number: 11172
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 4, 1973

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79 of 81 people found the following review helpful By tropic_of_criticism on September 9, 2000
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 if you were using a Zip 100 drive. For many people, this won't be a consideration. But if you have large multimedia files in your 100mb disk library, you might consider transferring them over to 250mb disks. To put it simply, I definitely wouldn't recommend either version of this product if you plan to use only 100mb disks. The real question, though, is whether you should get the SCSI or the USB version. Out of the box, the SCSI external is twice as fast as the USB, but less portable. To use the SCSI version, you've got to have SCSI cards installed in every machine on which you're going to use the drive. Virtually no computers, PC or Mac, come with pre-installed SCSI cards, so you'll immediately have to spend money to bring your computer(s) up to speed.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Doug Bower on December 27, 1999
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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!
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By DAN M CABLE on September 27, 2000
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 software adds a bunch of iomega applications to the windows startup list. This tacks a few extra seconds onto your boot time, in addition to opening an annoying application menu every time windows starts. I disabled these items in the msconfig.exe startup list after I got sick of them.
Overall, the ZIP-250 USB is a great buy. The 250MB capacity is great for backing up important data, and the compact, lightweight design makes it ideal for moving large files from one computer to another.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By "polyhedron_12" on May 12, 2000
I am one of these people who work on a few computers, and I used to hate it when i had saved something to another computer than the one i was working on and needed it. Now, I simply plug my usb 250mb zip drive to any computer i am working on, and save everything to that drive. I take my zip drive EVERYWHERE i go.
PROS
** 250 MB, you can store alot of info on that.
** Great for hauling MP3 and other big files around.
** USB hotswap! Means you dont have to shut computer down to use it on another computer.
CONS
** Sometimes, you will encounter non-USB capable computers.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By "dangi" on December 17, 1999
When I opened the box and revealed the new Zip 250, I was amazed. With its curvacious, slick design and its luminant blue color, it just looks great. But, looks aside, this baby was a piece of cake to install and it work just great. (I use it to back-up important work daily). Buy one, recommended!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Aaron Mickelson on March 5, 2000
A while back I purchased the Iomega Zip 100MB USB. It was good, but it had a few problems. The software wasn't too versatile, and the way the drive operated was a bit "clunky."
This new drive is a big improvement! The case is appealing, the software has been fixed, and the process of reading/writing is a great deal smoother. And, over all, it holds much more! I recommend this as an upgrade for anyone currently using the 100MB version. It is quite an enhancement.
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