Bij de USB Workshop is een preview te vinden van de nieuwe USB uitvoering van de Iomega Zip 250. Hier een hap uit de preview:
The switch to Universal Serial Bus is good for couple of reasons -- increased in performance, Plug and Play and easier cable handling. USB cable is indeed much easier to carry than a parallel cable. Plug and play allows hassle-less installation and hot-swapping. Increased in performance reduces time to transfer files to the Zip drives. It is good to see there's something like USB has finally taken its rightful place in peripheral connection. SCSI interface is sometimes too difficult to install and users have to factor in the cost of SCSI cards; parallel interface is slow and lacks hot-swapping capability. And USB overcomes all these problems. Iomega Zip 250 USB reads and writes 250MB Zip media as well as the ubiquitous 100MB Zip disks. However, lack of support for traditional 1.44MB floppy is a major drawback for all of us. Zip 250 USB is a great add-on for those who own hundred of Zip 100 disks and want to move to something faster and larger. We say that 250MB cannot par with CD-R but given Zip 100 popularity (almost 20 million Zip disks shipped to date), Zip 250 USB would make an excellent investment for current Zip owners. For those who plan to backup their behemoth hard drives, Zip 250 USB is not a recommended solution as media cost sits high at 6 cents per megabyte. Imation LS-120 disk, 3 cents per megabyte, is only half the media cost of Zip 250 cartridge.