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Anyone use Iomega zip drive?

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Bemis Pownall

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Having a heck of a time with fuji brand zip disks is it my hardware, fuji brand. Anyone else having problems?
Problems....takes for ever to load to disk, crashes my puter during loading to disk..ugh

I know I should be networked but Im not..
 

Ted Martin

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Are you current on your drivers and Zip software?
 
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Bemis Pownall

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THE DRIVE ARE 6 MONTHS OLD AND WERE WORKING WONDERFULLY TILL THE OTHER DAY
 

Jo Ann Meyer Stratton

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Check Imoega's website and down load the latest driver version for your models, even if yours is only six months old. I have used the zip drives to hold all my data for the past three years. It has occasionally hiccuped and by redownloading the latest drivers from the website, it is back to working very well. If that doesn't work, call the Imoega tech support. I buy Iomoega zip discs at Costco at half price compared to Staples or Office max. One disc holds over a year of appraisal reports, including all photos, scanned documents, etc. The disc does have to be reformatted before the first use, because Omeoga has an advertisement on the disc that takes up a lot of space. Also using the c: prompt on your computer create a file folder on the disc for each specific category that will be saved on that disc. At first I didn't do those two things and the disc would only hold a small amount of info.
 
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Bemis Pownall

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new download seems to work

I saw there is a 750mg zip
 

Roger

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I used a zip drive for several years, backed up on them before I got a CD burner.

I tried to open a file 4-5 years old the other day, and found that the Zip disk was unreadable.

I think that they are highly vunerable to static electric charges, magnetic fields, etc, just like regular floppies.

I just don't use them any more, now that you can get blank CD's for pennies apiece, while the Zip disks still run $6-8.
 

Terrel L. Shields

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THe only 2 bad disks I ever had were Fuji. I have never had a bad Iomega disk and I've used them since 1997.
 

Ted Martin

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Ordinary floppy disks can suffer the same deterioration of data over a similar time frame. CD's have a theoretical life of 100+/- years. If the data is important periodic duplication to the same of a different media is a good idea. If nothing else transfering it to a more modern media will insure that your current hardware can read the media. Does anyone remember 8" and 5.25" floppies? (Not to mention the tapes from my old TRS-80 and Apple II.)
 
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