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Iomega 250Mb USB Zip drive

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Ik zag op Coolinfo wat info over nieuwe Zip drives met USB (handig om een iMac te de-isoleren) :

Despite stiffening competition, Iomega's Zip drive is still top dog in the world of 100MB or larger superfloppy backup drives. With competitors such as Caleb, Imation, Samsung, Sony, and Teac crowding into the market, Iomega has reason to worry. But while most of the other companies are developing and launching their first products, Iomega is already releasing second-generation models: the new 250MB Zip 250 and 100MB Zip USB drives. I evaluated shipping versions of each, with a Gateway GX 450-XL test PC. (The Zip 250 comes in both parallel-port and SCSI versions; I tested the SCSI model.) Both new drives have a nifty, modern look: The Zip USB is encased in translucent blue plastic; the Zip 250's opaque blue case is attractively sculpted.

A USB Dream

Using the $150 Zip USB is an unmitigated pleasure. Plug in the power cord and the cable, and as with other Universal Serial Bus peripherals, Windows 98 automatically recognizes the device. Unplug it, and Windows knows the drive is gone--without having to reboot your PC. The bundled software installs in minutes, including the necessary Win 98 drivers. You may be tempted by the Zip USB drive's hot-pluggable convenience alone, but its stunning performance will close the deal. It took only a bit more than 2 minutes each way to copy about 80MB of files from hard drive to Zip disk and back. For comparison, a standard 100MB parallel port model takes more than 9 minutes each way. The Zip USB outpaced the SCSI Zip 250 slightly on the transfer to disk, although the SCSI device cut 30 seconds off the transfer to hard drive.

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24-12-1998 • 07:50

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