Re: Are Zip drives obsolete?

Subject: Re: Are Zip drives obsolete?
From: Jeff Hanvey <jewahe1 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 09:39:50 -0800 (PST)

--- David Berg <dberg -at- dmpnet -dot- com> wrote:
> If you decide for some reason that you want a
> diskette type storage, take a
> look at the Imation Superdisk. It holds 120 Mb, and
> the drive is backward
> compatible with 3.5" floppy disks.

Imation superdisks have all the same problems as ZIPS,
with comparable costs (I recently priced these disks,
and wondered why I bothered to buy the Imation drive
when I already had a ZIP).

Imation drives are also not as widely used as Zip are,
and the "backward compatiblity" only allows the drive
to read regular 3.5 disks - it does NOT allow floppies
to read the Imation superdisks.

It is also very easy to confuse an Imation Superdisk
with a 3.5 disk, which may also cause problems with
sharing.

I believe the drives themselves are more expensive
(It's been awhile since I've compared costs). I
remember pay around $159 dollars for the Imation
parallel, and around $75 for the Zip.

Also - and this is strictly personal experience based
on a first-generation Imation parallel drive - I had a
lot of difficulty installing it onto my Windows98
machine at home - and still can't configure it to use
my second printer port. Once it is finally installed,
I have to make sure it has power, or else it will kill
my abilities to scan and print (my scanner is a
parallel port model).

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