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Old 06-13-2002, 06:06 AM
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'Click of death' nearly always happens on EXTERNAL ZIP drives, almost never on internal drives...regardless of connection-type.
A well-informed source (formerly at Iomega) told me that often external drives are really refurbished, rejected internal drives

I've had INTERNAL zip drives (100 and now 250) for as long as they exist, and never had any trouble.. Bought an external one once (for swapping big files with friend, back in the old days before CD-R) and it died exactly after one year....and one day. scary...
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Old 06-13-2002, 09:03 AM
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I suppose 5 years ago the Zip drive was a viable storage alternative but in the way of things has been eclipsed by the arrival of low price burners and media. As a matter of interest what is the rock bottom price for a CDr burner in the US ? a friend over here bought an Acer recently for the equivalent of about $70 which included the whole package leads, software( Nero) and media, would probably got it slightly cheaper in OEM format.

I get the impression from the computer press that Iomega have stuck with the format a little too long and are now struggling a bit..

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