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You can purchase one at Best buy, compusa, or radio shack

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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.

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How could I install my Iomega ZIP 100 driver in my laptop? The operating system is Windows XP. The ZIP 100 is already connected to the laptop through a Parallel Port to USB adaptor.


You can download drivers for the zip-drive at:
https://iomega-na-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16736
They should help.

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I have 3 PC and a laptop. I have been using Zip 100 disks to save data and move it between them. My oldest, a Win95 machine can be revised as a Win98SE but it will lose all data in the process. Currently...


Hi mattbarrett2 !
Hi , I was in a similar situation a while ago , meaning I needed to back up a Win95 HDD .
I succeeded by taking the drive out of the desktop and connecting it to a win 7 pc . I first tried by putting the drive in a external USB box and connecting it to the Win7 machine . It was a Quantum drive . The pc recognized the drive in the Device Manager but I couldn' access the data in " My Computer " . Then , I connected the Quantum inside my Win7 machine , directly to the IDE port but not using the power plug yet . I booted the computer , waited for Win 7 to be settled and connected the Quantum to the power plug and it worked . I was able to transfer the full content
( 1 GB , ha ha ! ) on a dvdrom and format the Quantum afterwards . I didn't need it anymore but I could have easily placed it back into the Win95 unit and install a new supported OS on it .
Maybe this will help you ?
Best regards ,
fanaudi .

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My samsung HM160HI external harddrive is not recorgnised by my laptop.I have tried different laptops,PCs and cables with the same results.This harddrive have been working 100% for the past year.


An external storage-device has four major components:

* the USB cable

* the power-adapter

* the disk-drive inside the enclosure

* the USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure.

One of these components has failed.

Try a different USB cable.

Try connecting to a different USB port on your computer.

Try connecting to a USB port on a different computer.

Take a "multi-meter" and measure both the voltage and amperage output from the AC adapter, and compare with the specifications on the label on the adapter.

Open the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive, and then connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in a desktop computer, to see if it works at all.

Purchase a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it in the enclosure, to "revive" your external storage device.

Get the part-number and serial-number from the label on your disk-drive, and access the manufacturer's web-site, and use "check warranty status", to see if they will replace the device, at minimal cost to you.

There exist commercial "data recovery" services that can try to repair your device, just long-enough to rescue and copy your files. For example, see: https://services.seagate.com/index.aspx?lng=en-US for a "no data - no charge" guarantee.


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I Can fin my external hard drive. When my laptop found the hard drive and I going into properties and it said has 0GB. Why? what is the problem? Also when I connect the External hard drive It make sound.


An external storage-device has four major components:

* the USB cable

* the power-adapter

* the disk-drive inside the enclosure

* the USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure.

One of these components has failed.

Try a different USB cable.

Try connecting to a different USB port on your computer.

Try connecting to a USB port on a different computer.

Take a "multi-meter" and measure both the voltage and amperage output from the AC adapter, and compare with the specifications on the label on the adapter.

Open the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive, and then connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in a desktop computer, to see if it works at all.

Purchase a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it in the enclosure, to "revive" your external storage device.

Get the part-number and serial-number from the label on your disk-drive, and access the manufacturer's web-site, and use "check warranty status", to see if they will replace the device, at minimal cost to you.


There exist commercial "data recovery" services that can try to repair your device, just long-enough to rescue and copy your files.
For example, see: https://services.seagate.com/index.aspx?lng=en-US for a "no data - no charge guarantee".

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My fujitsu laptop recently had a new hard drive installed in it ,but i want to transfer the data i have on the old hard drive that was removed from laptop to my new hard drive. I bought the all in one...


The Coolmax adapter is an USB hard drive adapter that can connect various types hard drives to your computer. This is used for testing and and transferring data to and from hard drives connected to the computer via the computer's USB port.

This Coolmax USB hard disk adapter can connect a 2.5-, 3.5- and 5.25-inch IDE or SATA hard disk to a PC. The black adapter box connects the hard disk, while the secondary power plug/adapter powers the drive. In the case of smaller notebook or SATA disks, the power cable is plugged directly into the adapter (as opposed to straight into the IDE hard disk).
The red USB cable, meanwhile, can be used to power hard disks directly from the host PC's bus via another USB port.

Connect the hard drive to the adapter as detailed above, power up your computer and plug the Coolmax USB cable into the conputer's USB port. The computer will detect and see this as an external drive, most likely as a E drive (the next drive letter that is available). Click on this drive and open to open the folder/s where your data is stored then select the folder/s and/or data and copy them, then open the hard drive on the computer and paste the folder/s and/or files onto the new hard drive.

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Problem with installation of external dvd drive


I am also trying to get one of these drives working.  One "quirk" about this drive is that it actually uses two USB ports and a rechargeable battery when it is not connected to the AC adapter.  Why?  Because it draws a lot of current - each USB port on a laptop can supply a limited amount of current.  Using two USB ports allows the drive to draw the amount of current it needs.  So I would suggest using two USB cables.  Weird huh?
You might be able to get away with using just one USB cable if you have the AC adapter connected.

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I have NEC versa pro laptop intel celeron with 500 MHZ i have purchaced it old one but it has not the IDE cable for hard disk can any one provide me the pin configuration for this cable so i will make this...


Laptops do not have IDE cables, the 21/2"hard drive is connected directly to the motherboard via a 44 pin socket.

What do you need an IDE cable for?
This cable would be difficult to connect into the laptop's motherboard hard drive connector.

Do you want to connect and test a laptop hard drives?
It is easier to use an USB hard drive adapter, all you need to do is connect the hard drive to the adapter and plug this adapter into a computer's USB port and the computer will detect it as an external drive (provided the hard drive is OK).

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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?

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Have Zip 100 and want to know if you have an adapter to connect it to USB port on laptop.


if you are not trying to restore data with the zip drive ,
purchase a usb memory stick much larger & cheaper.

good luck
Terry

Mar 26, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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