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Any interest in ZIP-drives and ZIP-disks? **REDUCED**

#1 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:47 pm

I have two ZIP-drives and eighteen ZIP-disks that may be of interest to some of you.

1x IBM 250MB ZIP-drive with P/N: 00N7953 / FRU: 00N8254
Fits in the Ultrabay 2000 of machines like T2x / T30
Works with 100MB and 250MB disks.

1x iOmega 100MB ZIP-drive Model: Z100ATAPI (for 40-pin IDE)
Fits in a 3.5" bay of any Desktop.

18x ZIP-disk 100MB, in 3 plastic cases for 6 disks each.
1 disk has all the ZIP-tools V5.4
7 disks have all sorts of DOS/Windows 3.1/Windows 3.11/Windows 95/NT-4 programs, utilities and games on them.
The other 10 are blank.

Furthermore there are 6x 3.5" floppy-disks with various ZIPtools for DOS, Windows and Macintosh.

The lot has been fully tested, all of them work nice.

I'm offering all of the above for $60 $45 shipped (USA only).
PM me if interested.
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Re: Any interest in ZIP-drives and ZIP-disks?

#2 Post by kfzhu1229 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:06 am

I do have a couple of zip disks salvaged from my school just one year ago and do you know if they work in Windows 7? As far as I have tested floppy works in Windows 10 but idk for zip
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#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:14 pm

I tested the Ultrabay drive in a T23 with XP-Pro/SP3.
It auto-installed the driver for it.
The iOmega drive I tested in a desktop with W7-Ultimate.
There too were no drivers required, worked right from the start.

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#4 Post by kfzhu1229 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:27 pm

Can I only buy the ultrabay adapter or it has to be sold in a bundle
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#5 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:18 pm

Only the whole package is for sale.
Shipping to Canada is almost prohibitive (thanks USPS :evil: ), it would add another $35 to the price.
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#6 Post by excal32 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:04 am

kfzhu1229 wrote:Can I only buy the ultrabay adapter or it has to be sold in a bundle
More than likely you could buy a USB zip drive for very cheap. they made both bus powered and ac powered models... pretty common
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#7 Post by kfzhu1229 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:22 pm

excal32 wrote:
kfzhu1229 wrote:Can I only buy the ultrabay adapter or it has to be sold in a bundle
More than likely you could buy a USB zip drive for very cheap. they made both bus powered and ac powered models... pretty common
You know the speed of USB 1.1 on models prior to T/X4x/R5x right?
Plus I have one of the two bays on my A30 almost vacant all the time so...
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Re: Any interest in ZIP-drives and ZIP-disks?

#8 Post by MisterB » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:10 pm

On Zip 100 SCSI drives the transfer rate is around 895,000 kb/s. On the 250mb ones it is around 2.5 mb/s. USB 1.1 is much slower on the 250mb USB models but it doesn't make all that much difference in the 100mb model.

The ones RBS is selling use IDE and are probably as fast as Zip drives get which I don't think will be much different from the SCSI speeds. In both cases the interface is much faster than the drive mechanism.
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#9 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:55 am

The first thing I thought of is an A31p with one LS-240 in one Bay and the zip drive in the other Bay. I don't think there is anything more proprietary.(Except the floppy port on the 701c :D)
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#10 Post by aptivaboy » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:01 pm

I do have a couple of zip disks salvaged from my school just one year ago and do you know if they work in Windows 7? As far as I have tested floppy works in Windows 10 but idk for zip
My Zip drives and disks (I LOVE 'EM!) work great in Win 7 and everything underneath that. When I tried them on my A31 under Win 7, no issues. For Win 8 and above on my more modern laptops, they tend to just spin and spin and spin, the system not recognizing them. I'm using external Zip drives.

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#11 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:24 am

Bump by moving this from: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware to: Marketplace.

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#12 Post by crux » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:12 pm

aptivaboy wrote: My Zip drives and disks (I LOVE 'EM!) work great in Win 7 and everything underneath that. When I tried them on my A31 under Win 7, no issues. For Win 8 and above on my more modern laptops, they tend to just spin and spin and spin, the system not recognizing them. I'm using external Zip drives.

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I tried my USB Iomega 100MB Zip Drive on my W520 running Windows 10 Pro and it recognized it right away. It didn't need to install the drivers, but did ask to repair the disk. Then it read the contents and was alright.

I've got about 30 disks and an internal Iomega 100MB Zip Drive in a old tower, in addition to my external drive. I have the original Iomega drivers/tools CD that came with the internal drive, too.
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Re: Any interest in ZIP-drives and ZIP-disks? **REDUCED**

#13 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu May 17, 2018 3:15 pm

Bump with price reduction!

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