LenovoEMC Zip USB-Powered External Zip Drive - 31310

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Will not work with Windows XP home edition, even with upgraded software from Iomega/Adaptec. Is not compatible with other built in CD-RW units.

-sailsounds@aol.com quote

Our office uses 3 of these external USB Zips, switching around on both new and old PC's that have various operating systems and that don't have or don't require the expense of an internal Zip drive. Each operating system has its own, specific installation procedure (WinXP being the most absurd -- this is Microsoft's fault, not Iomega's). Good speed for a USB unit, esay to use and switch in and out of office PC's and laptops. The small, rubber desktop attachment is a bit klutzy, tho, but often comes in handy. We did have to put small velcro tabs on these 3 drives, which does a better job than the rubber mount at holding things steady for one-handed use. As for using this or most other hardware with all versions of XP -- we solved that problem (and many other glitches) on 4 of our machines by removing XP. Several of our users who occasionally take these drives home also removed XP from their home PC's and had no further problems with any of their hardware. These drives have been handled quite a bit on a daily basis for months and used quite heavily, with no problems. Not as fast as an internal Zip, but much, much faster than the old external parallel-port units. Note that old Win95 will not accept multiple USB devices if this is installed (a Win95 problem, not a Zip problem). We use them on Win2K, Win98, and also on two old Win95's that have no mounting space for an internal Zip. Some of our Gateway W2K PC's have 2 CD drives, 1 DVD and 1 CD-RW; the USB Zip had no problems there.

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Useless with Windows XP

by sailsounds@aol.com on 5/6/2002

Will not work with Windows XP home edition, even with upgraded software from Iomega/Adaptec. Is not compatible with other built in CD-RW units.

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Good speed, easy install, real workhorse

by sanlyn@rhina.com on 10/9/2002

Our office uses 3 of these external USB Zips, switching around on both new and old PC's that have various operating systems and that don't have or don't require the expense of an internal Zip drive. Each operating system has its own, specific installation procedure (WinXP being the most absurd -- this is Microsoft's fault, not Iomega's). Good speed for a USB unit, esay to use and switch in and out of office PC's and laptops. The small, rubber desktop attachment is a bit klutzy, tho, but often comes in handy. We did have to put small velcro tabs on these 3 drives, which does a better job than the rubber mount at holding things steady for one-handed use. As for using this or most other hardware with all versions of XP -- we solved that problem (and many other glitches) on 4 of our machines by removing XP. Several of our users who occasionally take these drives home also removed XP from their home PC's and had no further problems with any of their hardware. These drives have been handled quite a bit on a daily basis for months and used quite heavily, with no problems. Not as fast as an internal Zip, but much, much faster than the old external parallel-port units. Note that old Win95 will not accept multiple USB devices if this is installed (a Win95 problem, not a Zip problem). We use them on Win2K, Win98, and also on two old Win95's that have no mounting space for an internal Zip. Some of our Gateway W2K PC's have 2 CD drives, 1 DVD and 1 CD-RW; the USB Zip had no problems there.

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Product Overview

Now it's even easier to take your Zip drive zipping around town. With its USB cable that provides both data and power, the new Zip 250MB USB Powered Drive does not need an external power source. At only nine ounces, you can take it anywhere and everywhere. And, the sleek new design will have you showing it off to all your jealous friends.

Specifications

Manufacturer Iomega
Mfg Part# 31310
SKU 10218746
UPC 742709313103
UPC 14 00742709313103
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Features
Product Description - Iomega ZIP 250 - ZIP drive - USB
Device Type - ZIP drive
Enclosure Type - External
Interface - USB
Dimensions (WxDxH) - 4.7 in x 6.5 in x 1 in
Weight - 0.5 lbs
Removable Storage Type - 1 x ZIP
Storage Removable Capacity - 250 MB
Media Type - ZIP 3.5"
OS Required - Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 95 OSR 2, Apple MacOS 8.5.1 or later, Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows XP
Manufacturer Warranty - 1 year warranty
Tech Specs
Device Type - ZIP drive
Enclosure Type - External
Interface - USB
Width - 4.7 in
Depth - 6.5 in
Height - 1 in
Weight - 0.5 lbs
Compatibility - PC, Mac
Type - 1 x ZIP
Capacity - 250 MB
Average Seek / Access Time - 40 ms
Media Type - ZIP 3.5"
Type - None.
Interfaces - 1 x USB - 4 pin USB Type B
Cables Included - 1 x USB cable - external
Software Included - Drivers & Utilities
OS Required - Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 95 OSR 2, Apple MacOS 8.5.1 or later, Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows XP
Min RAM Size - 8 MB
Min Hard Drive Space - 30 MB
Service & Support - 1 year warranty
Service & Support Details - Limited warranty - 1 year
Min Operating Temperature - 50 °F
Max Operating Temperature - 89.6 °F
Humidity Range Operating - 20 - 80%
Shock Tolerance - 7 g @ 10ms duration (operating) / 100 g @ 10ms duration (non-operating)
Vibration Tolerance - 0.2 g @ 20-250 Hz (operating) / 5 g @ 60-500 Hz (non-operating)

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