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Jun 20, 2022 16:49:57   #
Gilkar
 
Does anyone out there still use a Zip Drive? I bought one and used it sporadically years ago. I stopped using it when DVD drives became faster and more practical. If anyone still uses these You can have it for free. If you live in my city, (Columbus, Ohio), you can come and get it. If you live far away just pay the shipping cost which I'll provide once I know where to send it. PM me if interested.

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Jun 20, 2022 16:54:48   #
BebuLamar
 
PM Sent

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Jun 20, 2022 16:59:11   #
Bill_de Loc: US
 
It will be interesting to see if anyone still uses them. I never had a ZIP, but did use a Jaz drives for a few years.

They aged more quickly than I did.

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Jun 20, 2022 17:11:42   #
BebuLamar
 
Bill_de wrote:
It will be interesting to see if anyone still uses them. I never had a ZIP, but did use a Jaz drives for a few years.

They aged more quickly than I did.

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I did use the Zip. Couldn't afford a Jaz drive.

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Jun 20, 2022 17:38:30   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
I have one....somewhere. Haven't used it since CD/DVD drives became prevalent.
--Bob
Gilkar wrote:
Does anyone out there still use a Zip Drive? I bought one and used it sporadically years ago. I stopped using it when DVD drives became faster and more practical. If anyone still uses these You can have it for free. If you live in my city, (Columbus, Ohio), you can come and get it. If you live far away just pay the shipping cost which I'll provide once I know where to send it. PM me if interested.

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Jun 20, 2022 17:42:35   #
JohnSwanda Loc: San Francisco
 
I used them many years ago, and I think I remember having one built into an old Mac I had. But I wonder if they would be compatible with today's operating systems.

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Jun 20, 2022 17:59:13   #
BBurns Loc: South Bay, California
 
I had one in a Win98 machine. I believe it had a SCSI interface.
Thankfully all of that is long gone.

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Jun 20, 2022 18:16:46   #
rook2c4 Loc: Philadelphia, PA USA
 
rmalarz wrote:
I have one....somewhere. Haven't used it since CD/DVD drives became prevalent.
--Bob


Same here. I really should throw it out at this point as it is highly unlikely I will ever use it again. USB flash drives are just too convenient.

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Jun 20, 2022 20:27:43   #
DirtFarmer Loc: Way too close to New York City
 
I had a few Zip drives that I used (in the 90s?). When I moved I found an old reader, stuck the zips into it and tried to read them. Maybe 50% success. Nothing important on them and they seemed unreliable so I tossed them all.

They were like 100 Mbytes. By the end of the 90s hard drives were into the GByte ranges so the Zip drives were no longer useful. A transient peripheral.

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Jun 21, 2022 07:03:40   #
camerapapi Loc: Miami, Fl.
 
Technology is hard to beat. The zip drive was introduced by Iomega in 1994. They reached a capacity of 750 Mb.
Modern flash drives are small and very practical.

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Jun 21, 2022 07:41:15   #
bobmcculloch Loc: NYC, NY
 
Gilkar wrote:
Does anyone out there still use a Zip Drive? I bought one and used it sporadically years ago. I stopped using it when DVD drives became faster and more practical. If anyone still uses these You can have it for free. If you live in my city, (Columbus, Ohio), you can come and get it. If you live far away just pay the shipping cost which I'll provide once I know where to send it. PM me if interested.


Had one, don't know what happened to it, newer computers don't have a serial port so I could not hook it up anyway.

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Jun 21, 2022 10:11:23   #
EdJ0307 Loc: out west someplace
 
I have two of them, a 100mb drive and the 250 drive with multiple discs (or is it disks?) of each. I dug them out recently getting them ready to take them to the electronic recyclers.

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Jun 21, 2022 10:15:37   #
Just Shoot Me Loc: Ithaca, NY
 
Had one built into one of my windoze machines. Larger capacity than a 3-1/2" floppy. I used it for transferring Auto Cad files from home to work.

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Jun 21, 2022 10:36:06   #
JBRIII
 
My question is will a Win 10 system even recognize the drive? I have several USB hard drives that there are no drivers for, this from the makers website.

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Jun 21, 2022 10:38:26   #
lbrande
 
Gilkar wrote:
Does anyone out there still use a Zip Drive? I bought one and used it sporadically years ago. I stopped using it when DVD drives became faster and more practical. If anyone still uses these You can have it for free. If you live in my city, (Columbus, Ohio), you can come and get it. If you live far away just pay the shipping cost which I'll provide once I know where to send it. PM me if interested.


I still have my ZIP250 and about 2 dozen Zip Disks. It apparently doesn't work with Windows 10/11

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