In September , a class action suit was filed against Iomega over a type of Zip drive failure dubbed the ” Click of Death “, accusing Iomega of violation of the Delaware Consumer Fraud Act. Zip disks came preformatted for Macs or PCs, and either could be reformatted for the other platform using Iomega Tools. Your message has been reported and will be reviewed by our staff. Iomega Zip drive logo. Select type of offense:

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As for the floppy, there is no comparison.

Zip was also jomega great way to send files out to a service bureau. In the beginning, personal computers used cassette tape drives. As someone else asked, “what does this driver DO? Not compatible with Windows 95 or NT. This number is for advertising only. InPC World rated the Zip drive as the 15th worst technology product of all time. Rotating disc computer storage media Iomega storage devices Floppy disk drives Computer-related introductions in The format became the most popular of the superfloppy products which filled a niche market in the late s portable storage market.


How Fast or Slow Is It? Higher-capacity Zip disks must be used in a drive zlp at least the same capacity ability.

After a bit of experimentation I discovered how I could not only move files, but also create a disk image that would allow me to use my Windows PC to make fully bootable Iokega disks for use with any of the SCSI iomeya 68k Macintosh systems. Requires a driver older than 5. I have a few browser-related glitches in Tiger, maybe because this driver is so old? SCSI-Probe does list the drive correctly.

Iomega needs to be clear which Mac OSX’s are compatible with this driver. Zip drives fell out of favor for mass portable storage during the early s. Only having a FloppyDrive otherwise, I have not much possibilities to vary drivers and and systems. Zip disks not mounting could be a bad Zip drive as I had not the driver’s fault. Just to check whether this could help me out. Note that your submission may not appear immediately on our site. Welcome Image and Text.

With each additional Zip format, Iomega further muddied the waters. Login or create an account to post a review.

Macintosh Portable Zip Drive Compatibility

For information on the content of these images and how to edit these images see my entry on creating a bootable disk starting with a disk image. Some users had trouble getting Zip disks to mount, or were giving it bad reviews because it was so old.


The zlp of hard disk drives to multi-gigabyte capacity made backing up with Zip disks less economical. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET’s Site Terms of Useyou can report it below this will not automatically remove the comment.

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

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