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Iomega Zip 100 and Vista

  1. #1


    kraut Guest

    Iomega Zip 100 and Vista



    With Win 98se I used an Iomega Parallel Port Zip 100 drive to store
    stuff on. Will Vista support this?? I need to use it long enough to
    transfer contents to a CD.

    TIA



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  2. #2


    R. McCarty Guest

    Re: Iomega Zip 100 and Vista

    Maybe if you set the Parallel Port operating mode to ECP+EPP. If
    it doesn't work you can buy a Parallel-to-USB converter cable for
    around ~$12. Not sure I'd try to install any "Old" Iomega drivers &
    support software on Vista.

    "kraut" <NewsGroupsPlease@NewsGroupsPlease.org> wrote in message
    news:anp8t2tta4m33kukqeu9c0075sedqaksu4@4ax.com...
    >
    >
    > With Win 98se I used an Iomega Parallel Port Zip 100 drive to store
    > stuff on. Will Vista support this?? I need to use it long enough to
    > transfer contents to a CD.
    >
    > TIA
    >
    >




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  3. #3


    Synapse Syndrome Guest

    Re: Iomega Zip 100 and Vista

    "R. McCarty" <PcEngWork-NoSpam_@mindspring.com> wrote in message
    news:e6AemqQUHHA.1200@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Maybe if you set the Parallel Port operating mode to ECP+EPP. If
    > it doesn't work you can buy a Parallel-to-USB converter cable for
    > around ~$12. Not sure I'd try to install any "Old" Iomega drivers &
    > support software on Vista.
    >



    I would have thought that Vista already has basic drivers for Zip drives,
    just like XP has.

    ss.


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  4. #4


    R. McCarty Guest

    Re: Iomega Zip 100 and Vista

    Not sure, all my Iomega products are boxed up and stored away until
    they become "Collectable Tech Items ?". Had enough "Click-of-Death"
    on Zip/Jaz disks that I hope I never see another one of them.

    "Synapse Syndrome" <synapse@NOSPAMgomez404.elitemail.org> wrote in message
    news:%23DN2N6QUHHA.920@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > "R. McCarty" <PcEngWork-NoSpam_@mindspring.com> wrote in message
    > news:e6AemqQUHHA.1200@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Maybe if you set the Parallel Port operating mode to ECP+EPP. If
    >> it doesn't work you can buy a Parallel-to-USB converter cable for
    >> around ~$12. Not sure I'd try to install any "Old" Iomega drivers &
    >> support software on Vista.
    >>

    >
    >
    > I would have thought that Vista already has basic drivers for Zip drives,
    > just like XP has.
    >
    > ss.




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  5. #5


    Mr. I.M. Puss Guest

    Re: Iomega Zip 100 and Vista

    Synapse Syndrome wrote:
    > I would have thought that Vista already has basic drivers for Zip
    > drives, just like XP has.


    They don't have basic sound drivers for commonly used (not terribly
    older) sound hardware, as evident in another thread here, so why would
    they basically support older storage devices?

    --
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  6. #6


    gls858 Guest

    Re: Iomega Zip 100 and Vista

    kraut wrote:
    >
    > With Win 98se I used an Iomega Parallel Port Zip 100 drive to store
    > stuff on. Will Vista support this?? I need to use it long enough to
    > transfer contents to a CD.
    >
    > TIA
    >
    >

    You can find 1 giabyte USB flash drives for under $20
    512 meg for under $10. Amazon had one for 5.99.
    Way better that a zip drive IMO.

    gls858

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  7. #7


    Daze N. Knights Guest

    Re: Iomega Zip 100 and Vista

    You, too, eh?

    R. McCarty wrote:
    > Not sure, all my Iomega products are boxed up and stored away until
    > they become "Collectable Tech Items ?". Had enough "Click-of-Death"
    > on Zip/Jaz disks that I hope I never see another one of them.
    >
    > "Synapse Syndrome" <synapse@NOSPAMgomez404.elitemail.org> wrote in message
    > news:%23DN2N6QUHHA.920@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> "R. McCarty" <PcEngWork-NoSpam_@mindspring.com> wrote in message
    >> news:e6AemqQUHHA.1200@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> Maybe if you set the Parallel Port operating mode to ECP+EPP. If
    >>> it doesn't work you can buy a Parallel-to-USB converter cable for
    >>> around ~$12. Not sure I'd try to install any "Old" Iomega drivers &
    >>> support software on Vista.
    >>>

    >>
    >> I would have thought that Vista already has basic drivers for Zip drives,
    >> just like XP has.
    >>
    >> ss.

    >
    >


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  8. #8


    BSchnur Guest

    Re: Iomega Zip 100 and Vista

    > Not sure, all my Iomega products are boxed up and stored away until
    > they become "Collectable Tech Items ?". Had enough "Click-of-Death"
    > on Zip/Jaz disks that I hope I never see another one of them.
    >

    Do you want some old Jaz 20M disks? <smile>

    Of course these days, the replacement technology is USB drives.
    Cheaper that Zip disks with a lot more storage.

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    Barry Schnur

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  9. #9


    Scott Guest

    Re: Iomega Zip 100 and Vista

    On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 16:20:12 -0700, BSchnur <BSchnur@cox.net> spake
    thusly:

    >> Not sure, all my Iomega products are boxed up and stored away until
    >> they become "Collectable Tech Items ?". Had enough "Click-of-Death"
    >> on Zip/Jaz disks that I hope I never see another one of them.
    >>

    >Do you want some old Jaz 20M disks? <smile>
    >
    >Of course these days, the replacement technology is USB drives.
    >Cheaper that Zip disks with a lot more storage.


    In 1999 I bought my 2nd PC and the first PC that I'd ever owned with a
    CD-R Drive.

    It was also my first PC with USB (albeit 1.1).

    Being anxious to do *something* with the new USB technology (I was
    still using my old printer which wsn't USB) I bought a 100MB Iomega
    USB Zip drive and a box of 10 Zip disks.

    I think I used 3 of the disks maybe 4-5 times. Most of them never
    made it out of the shrink wrap. It was a complete waste of money.

    OTOH, I burned scads of CDs. Nowadays it's CDs/DVDs for permanent
    storage and external hard drives (2) and USB Flash drives (several)
    for everything else (besides my internal HDDs of course).

    Oh, I've still got the Zip drive and disks if anybody's interested.
    ;-)

    On a related note, I wish ASUS would pull it's head out of it's butt
    and offer it's MOBO/RAID drivers in formats that do NOT require the
    use of a floppy drive for installation. This is the 21st century (and
    it was in 2004 when I bought my latest computer as well), after all...

    Oh and now Vista drivers would be nice too.....

    But I digress....
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    A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
    Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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  10. #10


    Ed Forsythe Guest

    Re: Iomega Zip 100 and Vista

    Hi Scott,
    It may be the way we read but it's *not* the way information is presented.
    E.g. newspapers top post. I read the first paragraph or two on the first
    page and I have an excellent idea of what's going on without going to page
    A3 to read the entire article. I really can't understand why anyone would
    prefer scrolling through many replies to read the last reply. Top posting is
    far more efficient besides I'm not sure OE users have a choice - thank God
    ;-)

    "Scott" <geekboy@angrykeyboarder.comatose> wrote in message
    news:qr8bt2h3fn8vjq6ktmse65695fs307bffn@4ax.com...
    > On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 16:20:12 -0700, BSchnur <BSchnur@cox.net> spake
    > thusly:
    >
    >>> Not sure, all my Iomega products are boxed up and stored away until
    >>> they become "Collectable Tech Items ?". Had enough "Click-of-Death"
    >>> on Zip/Jaz disks that I hope I never see another one of them.
    >>>

    >>Do you want some old Jaz 20M disks? <smile>
    >>
    >>Of course these days, the replacement technology is USB drives.
    >>Cheaper that Zip disks with a lot more storage.

    >
    > In 1999 I bought my 2nd PC and the first PC that I'd ever owned with a
    > CD-R Drive.
    >
    > It was also my first PC with USB (albeit 1.1).
    >
    > Being anxious to do *something* with the new USB technology (I was
    > still using my old printer which wsn't USB) I bought a 100MB Iomega
    > USB Zip drive and a box of 10 Zip disks.
    >
    > I think I used 3 of the disks maybe 4-5 times. Most of them never
    > made it out of the shrink wrap. It was a complete waste of money.
    >
    > OTOH, I burned scads of CDs. Nowadays it's CDs/DVDs for permanent
    > storage and external hard drives (2) and USB Flash drives (several)
    > for everything else (besides my internal HDDs of course).
    >
    > Oh, I've still got the Zip drive and disks if anybody's interested.
    > ;-)
    >
    > On a related note, I wish ASUS would pull it's head out of it's butt
    > and offer it's MOBO/RAID drivers in formats that do NOT require the
    > use of a floppy drive for installation. This is the 21st century (and
    > it was in 2004 when I bought my latest computer as well), after all...
    >
    > Oh and now Vista drivers would be nice too.....
    >
    > But I digress....
    > --
    > Scott http://angrykeyboarder.com
    >
    > A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
    > Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?




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