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    Zip Drive Incompatibility

    I just got a new PC at work with a 750 zip drive. The IT department tells me it can RW on 750 and 250 zip disks. All my backed up files are on 100 zip disks and my PC at home uses 100s. I really don't want to buy all new zip disks [too expensive!] plus I need to be able to take files home to work on. Seems like I need an external zip drive [portability] that will accept 250s and 100s. I wonder if there is such a thing. Or maybe there is another solution. Any ideas?

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    <font face="Comic Sans MS"><big><font color=4682b4>Sherry</font color=4682b4></big></font face=comic>

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    Re: Zip Drive Incompatibility

    > Any ideas?

    Give the relative cost of media I would forget the ZIP drive altogether and buy a cheap CD RW drive.

    StuartR

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    Re: Zip Drive Incompatibility

    Unfortunately, I can't get a CD RW at work. So I am back at trying to figure out a solution for the zip disks.
    <font face="Comic Sans MS"><big><font color=4682b4>Sherry</font color=4682b4></big></font face=comic>

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    Re: Zip Drive Incompatibility

    According to this Iomega webpage, the 750 drive will read any of the three disks, but will only write to the 750 and 250 versions.

    You may want to look at a USB Thumb Drive (USB Flash Memory) device such as this.
    Christopher Baldrey

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    Re: Zip Drive Incompatibility

    I suport Chris' suggestion on the USB pen/thumb/whatever drives they really are about the most transportable media going at the moment, IMHO. Sizes vary from 64Mb to 512Mb. They rock!
    Granville

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    Re: Zip Drive Incompatibility

    Although at a significant premium, you can also get 1 GB USB hard disks, even in the UK backwaters...
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

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    Re: Zip Drive Incompatibility

    <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15> Now I look they are available here too, $400 worth. Much more importantly I found a USB Xmas tree!!!!
    Granville

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    Re: Zip Drive Incompatibility

    <img src=/S/fanfare.gif border=0 alt=fanfare width=31 height=23> A USB Christmas tree! How did I survive for 51 years without one? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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