Anybody used Iomega External ZipCD (USB) drive?

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  1. NickSo

    NickSo Producer

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    Compgeeks has an Iomega ZipCD external CD Burner drive for $64.

    Its 4x 4x 6x, my internal one is 4x4x24x, so the low speed wouldnt be that much of a downer since my internal is only 4x as well...

    Is this drive stable? Coaster-prone? I read that this was a pretty stable drive.

    Thanks
     
  2. Kelley_B

    Kelley_B Cinematographer

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    USB CD-RW devices are terrible! Now FireWire and USB 2.0 are much better.

    If this is going on your Pentium 166 then you might as well save your money....why don't you just save your money and buy you a new computer? Instead of buying things for the one you have, save up some money and get a new one, I think you would be much happier doing that. Prices are getting really low for a good quality machine.
     
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    No, this is for my dad's Celeron 433 Notebook...
    yeah, i've read really bad reviews of any external burner. Coasters, reliability... [​IMG]
    I guess ill look for some firewire/usb2.0 PCMCIA cards...
     
  4. AndyDL

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    This drive was one of my very first CD burners, and it is pretty unreliable.

    Of course, most pre-USB 2.0 burners are unreliable.

    Go out and get a TDK 24x/10x/40x -- they're super cheap now. Less than $150.

    Andy
     
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    I have 2 of them (home/work) and have had no problems at all. Any coasters have been caused by my own mistakes. The software is easy to use and does everything I have needed for data and music. For that price I would say get it.
     

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