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I have a 100mb data disk that I'd like to convert into a CD rom - I don't have an Zip Drive (1990) anymore - would there be anybody who could do the conversion?

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I can't do the conversion for you but have you looked on eBay or something similar for an external Iomega Zip drive? These can be connected to your existing computer via USB. Use caution though, I don't know how well the Zip drive will work with Windows Vista or Windows 7 or any Mac computers.

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