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Even 25 Years Later, the Iomega Zip Is Unforgettable

Even 25 Years Later, the Iomega Zip Is Unforgettable

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  1. > I have four working Jaz drives

    That’s at least 90% of the Jaz drives that ever worked!

  2. Did my first desktop migration (win 3.11 to 95) with parallel port zip drives, they are a modern wonder of the IT world at the time.

    I distinctly remember scoffing at any users with local PST files over 100MB (maybe only 1 in 20 at that time) as we’d have to compress-zip them before we move-zipped them.

  3. I remember when I was in college, Junior and Senior year I wrote for a comedy magazine. We were working on just a single issue those whole two years, and the editor laying it out was using a zip disk. The whole thing was lost when the disk failed and the issue never did get published, and the magazine wasn’t revived after we graduated. Fortunately, I mainly joined the magazine to make friends (I transferred into that school sophomore year and spent the first year and a half without any) and that was a big success.

  4. Holy crap this takes me back. We had one hooked up to the family Macintosh. Good times, never had the click of death.

  5. While some of you are listing old hardware you used to have. Do any of you know what a windows 3.1 machine that was 266 or 366mhz (can’t remember which) would have been? I believe when It first booted up it had a sun logo maybe and said energy saver with the MHz under that and the drives listed I think. That’s what my first pic was.

  6. All I can think of when I hear about Zip drives:

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  7. My family had an internal Zip drive when I was about 12 years old, circa 2000. I had one disk and I kept all my stuff on it. I worked for a year on a TC mod for Duke Nukem 3D and kept it on there, but then my folks traded out for another PC, and my Zip disk became a time capsule and I vowed to finish it when I could access it again.

    About eight years later, a friend of mine mentioned his folks had an old one laying around and I begged him to borrow it. After months of begging, he brought it to school and I eagerly installed it in my PC, then tried my old disk out to access my childhood time capsule.

    I saw my TC on there and started copying, then the copy failed. Unbeknownst to me, the drive had a lolly wrapper jammed in it. The drive ate my disk.

  8. Ahh, the zip-drive.
    Used zips in my late teens to store my por… table collection of Linux ISO:s.
    Yes, I was very into Linux ISO:s in my adolescent years.

  9. I used a zip drive once (once!) to backup all my data before reformating my 40gb drive to dual boot 98 and 2k. I learned a very valuable lesson that day about single points of failure.

  10. Look at them …. with there blue `klngggggKG klngggggKG`shit-disks.

    Such peasantry, now please drool as [I terminate my Jazzy Chain.](https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/173823702573_/iomega-jaz-drive-Internal-2gb-SCSI.jpg)

    *Hello ? ^HELLO ?*

  11. I had so many zip disks… none of them survived the 10 years of storage I put them into (sealed into a tupperware-like plastic box, inside their little cases). I went back finally when I got an internal IDE based one (which I promptly connected using an IDE to USB adaptor). None worked except the blanks. I could format and use the blanks, but all the filled ones had so much corruption that I couldn’t recover anything.

    Gone are a decade or more of mIRC logs, horrible fanfiction, ancient games and tons of email dating back into the BBS/Door-Game/FidoNet days.

    Was sad times…

    Oddly, my 3.5″ floppies all survived with minimal or no data damage.

  12. I remember thinking I was “Hackerman” back then when I had a problem with my Mac. I was trying to install a game that I had pirated and every time I tried to install it, it took up HD space but the game never installed. So I tried a few times and it just kept taking up space but not installing and I couldn’t figure out what was going on. Something wrong with the installer (downloaded 400+mb over dialup over like a weeks time). So then the computer thought it was out of HD space. I thought I was fucked. I installed a BARE BONES version of Mac OS 9 on a zip drive with a copy of Disk Doctor. Booted the computer off the ZIP, ran the software and saved my shit.

  13. My Uni required us to purchase Syquest EZ135 disks in order to use the CS lab Macs. They soon switched to Zip disks because the Syquests were to sensitive to abuse. We were lucky that none of the 200 or so Macs developed the infamous click of death. Fun times…

  14. And if you don’t remember why we stopped using them, it will eventually click.

  15. Interesting side note.

    In electrical engineering **I x Omega = Volts**. So the company’s name was basically voltage.

  16. My first part time IT job we used one of these for “backups”.

  17. When’s the last time a storage product came out that was 71x larger than its predecessor?

  18. I saved a 250mb usb drive. Just in case John Titor returns.

    Also have a SCSI internal JAZ drive.

    And a Iomega Peerless.

  19. The LS-120 and LS-240 Super Drive were so much better. With the added bonus of being able to reformat a standard 1.44MB floppy to 30 MB (flaw being had to rewrite the whole disk when there was a data change) and a very similar price point for the drive, but cheaper disks. I did have 2 iOmega Zip drives, with one dying the click of death (taking out a disk with it) I still have a parallel port version in a box somewhere.

  20. I had a couple of the original drives (SCSI for Mac and Amiga), and access to many more and Jazz drives (as well as 44MB SyQuest drives before them…). Eventually all the Zip drives/disks succumbed to the Click of Death.

    Fun times whilst they lasted.

  21. I still have working examples of pretty much the entire line of Zip drives:

    100MB: IDE internal (2), SCSI internal, Parallel port, Translucent blue USB version, USB-powered version, ZipPlus version, plain SCSI version. Also have a Zip battery pack but with dead cells (I plan to replace the cells as I believe it’s just NiMH cells) and a Zip Zoom PC card.

    250MB: IDE internal (2), External SCSI version, external USB powered version (3), external FireWire+USB version, Dell Latitude C-bay, Dell Latitude D-bay

    750MB: Just a single USB externral model

    Clik/PocketZip: PC card version (2), the rare RaveMP 2300 MP3 player, and the incredibly rare USB version. Also have a HipZip that isn’t working (completely dead battery), that’s an upcoming fix it project.

    I’ll also add in that I have four working Jaz drives, one 1GB, two 2GB SCSI and one 2GB internal SCSI.

    I have around 100 Zip disks in total across all the sizes and around 40 Clik disks. Also around 15 or so Jaz disks.

    My first Zip was the parallel port version which I got while I was in high school. Started storing all my homework on zip disks. When I got to college the Zip250 USB version had just dropped and those fancy U250 disks were out, and I had a handful of those that I used for college work.

    Amazingly for me, last time I checked (sometime in 2018), all my Zip disks on which I stored data back in the day were still 100% readable. (The data is backed up in other places.) I also never suffered a Click of Death on any of my own drives (but I did have trouble with other people’s drives from time to time)