A linear actuator uses the voice coil actuation technology related to modern hard disk drives. A few Zip disks could back up most hard drives in ; one Zip disk could hold a bootable system plus diagnostics. We want to help maximize the life of your Apple gear. Note that your submission may not appear immediately on our site. Is the drive broken? In the beginning, personal computers used cassette tape drives.

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Nevertheless, during their prime, Zip disks greatly eased the exchange of files that were too big to fit into a standard 3.

It supported most operating system of that era: The external models were installed in a Zip-drive-style case, and used standard USB 1. Archived from the original PDF on Join our email lists!

Zip disks are still in use in aviation. Click here iomwga review our site terms of use.

Requires a driver older than 5. Cons There hasn’t been a driver by Iomega sinceso it’s unclear if Tiger users need it, or if it conflicts with it.

Setting up your vintage (classic) 68k Macintosh: using a 100MB SCSI Iomega Zip Drive

Overall Zip had decent performance, especially compared to older hard drives. Results 1—1 of 1 1. Zip drives initially sold well after their introduction inowing to their low price and high for the time capacity. I read a few reviews of this driver elsewhere.


This seems to be comparing a vintage hard drive with two removable media options.

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In Septembera class action suit was filed against Iomega over a type of Zip drive failure dubbed the ” Click of Death “, accusing Iomega iomeha violation of the Delaware Consumer Fraud Act. For information on the content of these images and how to edit these images see my entry on creating a zi; disk starting with a disk image. The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Interestingly, SuperDisk began as an Iomega project that they ditched in favor of Zip.

Hi, thanks for your answer.

Drivers are not needed with OS X These drivers make the drive visible within your operating system. It used regular CD-R media and had no format relation to the magnetic Zip drive.


Early models of ZipCD drives were relabeled Philips drives, which were also so unreliable that a class action lawsuit succeeded. It works great anyway. They should update their web site.


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Iomega Zip drive logo. The market needed a removable media drive with more capacity than floppies but at a much better price than SyQuest. Sales of Zip drives and disks declined steadily from to Bernoulli drives were noted for their reliability, and they came in many different capacities. Since you’ve already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be iomegaa as an update to your original review.

You are logged in as. I have a G4 mHz from Zip drives automatically eject Zip disks as unreadable.

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