Question about Iomega (32453) External ZIP Drive

1 Answer

Zip drive 100, USB won't read my files anymore

After getting a new computer with Vista, I read and backed up my files just fine for about a month. Now, one by one the new Zip drive it refuses to read my files and when clicking on the drive, it asks to format the drive, which is most inconvenient as it erases everything. It also makes the disk unreadable for my older Zip 100 with cable.

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Sep 02, 2008

    Before purchasing a new HP Pavilion a6430f with a Windows Vista OS, I backed up all my important files from financial records to photos on my Zip 750 disks. I had no warning that Vista would be totally incompatible with the device. Now all the records I saved are lost and my 750MB drive has been rendered totally useless. Is there ANYTHING I can do to remedy this situation? Vista SUCKS!

  • moodyblues6 Sep 02, 2008

    I had no warning about Windows Vista's total incompatibility with Iomega hardware. That's why I saved all my important data on my 750MB zip disks before I bought this new computer. This new computer has rendered my Iomega Zip 750 completely useless and all the data I'd saved prior to purchasing this new computer with the Vista OS is lost. Is there ANY WAY I can restore/transfer/re-save this data so I can access it with this Vista OS???

×

1 Answer

I had the same problem when using OS10. Zips only open on my Mac G4 which also has the Classic 9 operating system and zip files open on my older computer with operating systems.

Posted on Mar 09, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Where can I get appropriate USB cable, i.e, parallel to USB not the original parallel to parallel?


So you have an old Zip drive with a parallel port? You can't connect that using USB. Nor can you connect that to a computer running any version of Windows newer than XP.

Two options:
1) Buy a USB version of the Zip drive and use it to read your disks. Used, USB Zip drives seem to run around $35 or so.
2) Get a computer using an old version of Windows. If it doesn't have a parallel port, you should be able to buy a PCI card with a parallel port on it.

Once you're able to access the files, copy them onto a USB thumb drive. For $10, you can get a 32 GB USB drive, which should hold everything from at least 320 Zip disks.

Sep 23, 2015 | Iomega Zip 100MB (31714) External ZIP...

1 Answer

Can't get computer to recognize zip drive


Steve, The 1st thing is to install the correct driver for the 100 on the computer you are using. Is it a Mac or PC? What model of computer is it. I have been able to use the Zip100 disks with an older IIGS and some older Macs (Performa and Mac SE) with no problems. I have had no experience with the PCs. The disks formatted as FAT16 or FAT32 can be read by both Mac and PC. Those formatted for the PC can also be read by Macs if PC Exchange is installed. Mac disks cannot be read by a PC.
Write back with more info to clarify your exact situation.
Ron

Apr 12, 2014 | Iomega ZIP 100 MB SCSI (10011) External...

1 Answer

How do you get a disk to pop out of a iomega zip 100


Hello.

If your iomega drive is connected to your computer, open My Computer and right-click on the Zip disk drive icon and choose the option to eject.

If unsuccessful, or the drive is not connected to your computer, remove the disk manually. Look for a small hole or lever. If a small hole, use a straightened paper clip and push into the hole to remove the disk. If a lever, lift and pull backwards.

Hope this helps.

Jan 07, 2012 | Iomega ZIP 100 MB USB (32133) External ZIP...

1 Answer

My Z100atapi Zip drive is recognized by Windows 7, but the old disks are not in a recognized file format. I need to get the old data ..


Greetings - According to Iomega your 100 MB ZIP drive media should be fine at being at least readable (the Iomega software does not work with Win 7) natively by Win 7 and Vista. Since the drive is recognized I suspect the problem is actually the discs themselves.

It turns out that the discs were not very good at long term storage and are notorious enough to have a term referring to the problem as the "Zip Burp" where:

  • A) All files on the disk disappear
  • B) Just Compressed Formats such as JPG, ZIP, CAB, ECT Disapear
  • C) "The Disk Needs To Be Reformatted" message is displayed or
  • D) files disappear as you click them


The only way that I know to find out for sure if your discs are good is if you can find someone with an XP machine that will let you temporarily install your Zip drive (including the latest drivers) and see what happens.

Good Luck,

Mikeywaf







May 27, 2011 | Iomega 100MB IOMega ZIP Drive Internal IDE...

1 Answer

HOW TO FORMAT A ZIP DRIVE FOR MACINTOSH SYSTEM 7.6.1. I need to copy data from my old mac's hard drive in order to copy it to a new machine.


Format on your old Macintosh using standard Mac HFS, then your new Mac will read the files without problems. Reformat the discs if they came pre-formatted for DOS as the filenames won't copy properly and will be very slow to read/write If your new Mac is FireWire/USB only, then you'll need to track down a USB Zip drive (the 100Mg or 250meg versions will read your discs ok.)

Dec 23, 2009 | Iomega ZIP 100 MB SCSI (10011) External...

1 Answer

How do i use it?


It's an external drive, with removable media.

Windows will assign a drive-letter, e.g., 'E:' -- just copy files from 'C:' to 'E:'.

Each ZIP-disk holds either 100 Mb or 250 Mbytes -- not much, considering that the smallest USB memory-stick that one can buy "new" is 256MB or 512MB or 1024 Mbytes, and that the USB memory-stick is _much_ faster than any rotating media.

Dec 06, 2009 | SanDisk Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I had a computer with a slot for reading iomega ZIP 100 disc. My new computer does not have this. Is there a device to read my zip dizc and send the contents to a USB port?


IOMEGA make a USB ZIP drive that reads and writes 100 and 250 Mb disks. Don't know if this is available any more, you might be able to pick one up 2nd hand.
If you still have your old computer, try networking your old and new computer together so you can transfer data from the ZIP drive on your old computer to your new one.

Mar 21, 2009 | Iomega Zip 100MB (31714) External ZIP...

1 Answer

Iomega zip port


First of all, make certain you are only using 100 MB disks in a 100 MB reader.

If the problem is more complex than that, I have several questions:

Can you read different disks?

what type of connection is the zip drive using with the computer? USB?

does the zip drive need an external power supply?

will the zip drive successfullly read disks when connected to a different computer?

does the zip drive appear under my computer at all? even as an empty drive?

what operating system are you using?

Mar 29, 2008 | Iomega Zip 100MB (31714) External ZIP...

2 Answers

Iomega zip 100 external


hi

can you try reformatting that? it may readily upgrade itslef after reformatting it.

Jan 28, 2008 | Iomega ZIP 100 MB SCSI (10011) External...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Iomega (32453) External ZIP Drive Logo

Related Topics:

930 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Iomega Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Owen Barnes

Level 3 Expert

835 Answers

buzz flewhart
buzz flewhart

Level 3 Expert

655 Answers

Are you an Iomega Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...