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Iomega Zip 100 and Vista

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kraut

#1
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.

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R. McCarty

#2
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
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>
>
> 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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Synapse Syndrome

#3
"R. McCarty" <PcEngWork-NoSpam_@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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> 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.

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R. McCarty

#4
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
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> "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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Mr. I.M. Puss

#5
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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gls858

#6
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.

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Daze N. Knights

#7
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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BSchnur

#8
> 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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Scott

#9
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.
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Ed Forsythe

#10
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
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> 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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BSchnur

#11
> In 1999 I bought my 2nd PC and the first PC that I'd ever owned with a
> CD-R Drive.
>

Sorry, my first PC for home use was a Compaq Portable, two floppy
disks, 256M of RAM and a 7x9 monochrome display that supported
graphics. I tweaked it up by getting an AST 6 Pack card (increasing
memory to a vast 640K and then a 10M Hard Card).

At the office we had the old Iomega Bernoulli's -- 8 inch 10M.

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Scott

#12
On Fri, 16 Feb 2007 09:44:16 -0700, BSchnur <BSchnur@cox.net> spake
thusly:

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

>Sorry, my first PC for home use was a Compaq Portable, two floppy
>disks, 256M of RAM and a 7x9 monochrome display that supported
>graphics. I tweaked it up by getting an AST 6 Pack card (increasing
>memory to a vast 640K and then a 10M Hard Card).
>
>At the office we had the old Iomega Bernoulli's -- 8 inch 10M.


I was referring to my 2nd PC and not my 1st. But still you still got
me beat by a longshot. I was a late bloomer to the PC world. :-)

My 1st was in 1995.

Pentium "Classic". 16MB RAM, CD-ROM Drive (1), 1.5 GB HDD, 4 MB Video
(Number Nine), Windows 95.

It was a Dell, purchased in November 1995.
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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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Scott

#13
On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 19:20:18 GMT, "Mr. I.M. Puss" <warpkat@yomama.net>
spake thusly:

>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?


Exactly. No support for my 2 1/2 year old Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
and no support for my 6 year old Lexmark X83 Printer.

In the latter case I wasn't surprised and it was my excuse to dump it.
:-)
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Scott

#14
On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 15:46:16 -0600, gls858 <gls858@yahoo.com> spake
thusly:

>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.


Hence the " I need to use it long enough to transfer contents to a
CD." part of his statement.......
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#15
I don't want to see any more of this ridicule of ZIP drives!!
It has waaaay more capacity than my floppy drive(360kb, of course) :-)

"Scott" <geekboy@angrykeyboarder.comatose> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 15:46:16 -0600, gls858 <gls858@yahoo.com> spake
> thusly:
>
>>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.

>
> Hence the " I need to use it long enough to transfer contents to a
> CD." part of his statement.......
> --
> 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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BSchnur

#16
> I was referring to my 2nd PC and not my 1st. But still you still got
> me beat by a longshot. I was a late bloomer to the PC world. :-)


Well, my first computer experience was learning Fortran IV during a
summer class I took in 1968. I suspect that was before at least half
the folks who inhabit this newsgroup were born. <smile>.
>
> My 1st was in 1995.
>
> Pentium "Classic". 16MB RAM, CD-ROM Drive (1), 1.5 GB HDD, 4 MB Video
> (Number Nine), Windows 95.
>
> It was a Dell, purchased in November 1995.


Makes you something of an old timer. My first OS work on a PC was PC
DOS 1.0...


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Scott

#17
On Sat, 17 Feb 2007 13:26:50 -0700, BSchnur <BSchnur@cox.net> spake
thusly:

>> I was referring to my 2nd PC and not my 1st. But still you still got
>> me beat by a longshot. I was a late bloomer to the PC world. :-)

>
>Well, my first computer experience was learning Fortran IV during a
>summer class I took in 1968. I suspect that was before at least half
>the folks who inhabit this newsgroup were born. <smile>.


Oh I was born, but I was a wee lass (8). :-)
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Michael Cecil

#18
On Sun, 18 Feb 2007 02:40:40 GMT, Scott <geekboy@angrykeyboarder.comatose>
wrote:

>On Sat, 17 Feb 2007 13:26:50 -0700, BSchnur <BSchnur@cox.net> spake
>thusly:
>
>>> I was referring to my 2nd PC and not my 1st. But still you still got
>>> me beat by a longshot. I was a late bloomer to the PC world. :-)

>>
>>Well, my first computer experience was learning Fortran IV during a
>>summer class I took in 1968. I suspect that was before at least half
>>the folks who inhabit this newsgroup were born. <smile>.

>
>Oh I was born, but I was a wee lass (8). :-)


A lass? I don't think I've ever come across a female named Scott before.
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BSchnur

#19
> >Oh I was born, but I was a wee lass (8). :-)
>
> A lass? I don't think I've ever come across a female named Scott before.
>

Miracles of surgery???? <g>


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BSchnur

#20
Let's put it this way, at the first 'dance' I went to (YMCA in upstate
NY), the DJ played 45's -- and the *current* hits of the day included
the Beatles 'I Want to Hold Your Hand'...

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