[Coco] Zip 100 drive

Andrew keeper63 at cox.net
Wed Sep 16 12:38:58 EDT 2020

I honestly don't think it'll make much difference:


But it is curious that the thread mentioned it was used for non-hard 
drive things; I guess the question is "is a zip drive a hard drive?" - 
I'd say it is, but others might not.

Personally, what I'd do (unless your system won't support it) is get a 
USB Zip drive, transfer that stuff (all of your zip disks) over to 
something modern, and leave it behind for historical purposes.

I used to run the parallel port zip drive - loved it, never had a 
problem. But once CD-R media became dirt cheap, that was it - bought a 
writer, 100 disk pack, moved everything over, and didn't look back.

Today, everything goes on USB hard drives (actually, I put my stuff on a 
NAS, but also keep a spare copy on a USB hard drive as well).

Unless you have some other reason for keeping that Zip drive around, I 
think it would be a good idea to move to something else. USB ZIP drives 
are fairly cheap to get on Ebay (just make sure you get the ZIP100 
version - I can't recall if the 250 can read ZIP100 disks - I think it 
can, I think it's just writing them, and then reading them on ZIP100 
drives, that is the issue).

Andrew L. Ayers
Glendale, Arizona

On 9/15/20 10:18 PM, coco-request at maltedmedia.com wrote:
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> Hi
> My zip drive just died (click of death).   I am looking for a replacement  .  Mine was the zip100ide non atapi.   All i see are atapi zips.  Will they work?  or do I need another non atapi?

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