A Zip drive and Zip disk is a hardware data storage device developed by Iomega that functions like a standard 1.44" floppy drive and diskette. What makes the Iomega Zip drive unique is its capability to hold up to 100 MB of data or 250 MB of data on the later models. Iomega Zip drives became very popular in late 1990s but quickly became less popular as users needed larger storage capabilities. The drive was eventually replaced by CD-R and CD-RW drives and discs as they became cheaper since they offered much more storage and compatibility.
Once the drive has installed and setup in BIOS or is detected by BIOS, the Zip disk drive should have been included with a CD, floppy, or Zip disk to install the software for the drive. Note: For users who have Microsoft Windows 98, 2000, ME or later the drive should be automatically detected and installed, but the default installation will not install the Iomega Tools.
Once the Zip Drive has been connected to the computer, replace the case back and connect the keyboard, monitor, and power to the computer. We do not recommend that you connect all the cables yet because if there are issues, you may have to disconnect them again.
Because you are installing an IDE/EIDE device, it is required that the drive be setup properly within BIOS. Turn on the computer and as the computer is booting enter BIOS setup. In CMOS verify that the IDE/EIDE device is either setup as Auto or is setup as a 100MB HDD. It is important to note that older computers may not properly detect an IDE/EIDE device and it may be required that a BIOS update be obtained.
Once the Zip disk drive has been installed into the computer, connect the IDE/EIDE interface cable to the back of the zip drive. Almost always the red or blue side of the cable represents PIN 1 and is connected with the colored side of the cable facing the power connection.
Once the IDE/EIDE cable has been connected to the back of the Zip drive, connect the power cable to the back of the drive. This cable is almost always keyed and only goes in one direction.
An internal zip drive is always going to occupy or need a 3.5-inch drive bay. If no 3.5-inch drive bay is available, the computer needs a drive bracket and partial front bezel to cover the empty portion of the front of the Zip disk drive. Drive brackets are included with the internal zip disk drive package. If your computer does not accept the drive bracket you may want to consider any of the below recommendations.
Contact the computer manufacturer for drive brackets compatible with your computer.
Visit a local computer store for alternate brackets.
When installing the IDE/EIDE zip drive ensure that the Zip drive has the proper jumper setting. The Zip drive is set as a Slave device.
☛ Write down important information from the top or bottom of the hard drive such as the Model Number, Serial Number, and specifications.
☛ Ensure you are familiar with ESD and its potential dangers.
☛ When physically installing the zip disk drive, ensure the computer is powered down and unplugged.
41. How to mount the zip drive in Linux operating system?
42. What are the different interfaces in which zip drive available?
43. What is the function of zip zoom?
44. What is the function of parallel port external zip drive?
45. What are the different drivers that support zip drive?
46. How many drives that are present in zip drive?
47. What are the different interfaces present in zip drive?
48. How to connect zip drive with SCSI interface?
49. What are the different parameters used to define the data usage in zip drive?
50. What is the difference between external drive and internal drive?
31. What are the characteristics of zip drive?
32. Why there was a need to replace the zip drive?
33. Why it is difficult to transfer the files using zip drive?
34. What is the difference between zip drive and USB drive?
35. How zip disk is different from zip drive?
36. What are the advantages of zip disk over zip drive?
37. What role does economy play in making a technology better?
38. What is the difference between floppy disk and zip drive?
39. What is the process to format a zip drive?
40. How to protect the data present inside the zip drive?
21. What is the usb interface?
22. What are the products that can be installed using a Zip Drive?
23. What are the restrictions that have been put on the usage of Zip drive with other hardware?
24. How to connect SCSI interface with the zip drive?
25. What are the different ports that are used with the zip drive?
26. What is the difference between parallel ports and serial ports?
27. How to transfer the files and folders between the systems using zip drive?
28. What is the need of the driver while installing the zip drive?
29. What are the steps required to install zip drive?
30. What are the hardware configuration that is required while using the zip drive?