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    Iomega Zip 100

    Hi:

    Is there any reason why I could NOT keep a zip disk in the zip drive?

    i like to keep one in the drive so that it's real fast and easy to backup something. My concern is shutting down and booting up. I know that it won't interfer with the boot process, but, could the drive be damaged in some way by keeping a disk in all the time? thanks, soapy

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    Re: Iomega Zip 100

    I would try it with a disk you're not afraid of damaging. I suspect you'll be OK.

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    Re: Iomega Zip 100

    The only problem I would see is if your machine is set to be able to boot to a 'Zip' drive, it would want to try abd boot to it and will provide a error because there is no OS on the disk.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Iomega Zip 100

    thanks for the response. I also contacted Iomega. They said DON'T keep the disk in, because it WILL damage the drive.

    I learn somethin new every day!

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    Re: Iomega Zip 100

    thanks for the response. I also contacted Iomega. They said DON'T keep the disk in, because it WILL damage the drive.

    I learn somethin new every day!

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    Re: Iomega Zip 100

    I have two zip drives, one of which has a Zip Disk in it at all times.... I've done this for the past 2 or 3 years, without a problem (yet)....

    I don't know if it will damage the disk or not, but if Iomega recommends against it, you should follow their advice or risk the contents of your media.
    Christopher Baldrey

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    Re: Iomega Zip 100

    My computer automatically ejects the ZIP disk when I shut down. Every time. It worked this way with my old machine using Win98, and it behaves the same way with my new WinXP machine.

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    Re: Iomega Zip 100

    The auto eject feature can be turned off.

    Like Chris, I've got a Zip drive in my system on a machine running Win98 and it has a blank disk in it all the time. I use the disk to dump files to when I need and it hasn't failed yet.

    Al

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