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iomega releases 250MB zip drive (Nov 1998)
« on: September 24, 2016, 04:52:29 AM »
http://www.cnn.com/TECH/computing/9811/16/zip.cdx.idg/

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Iomega says it will ship the 250MB Zip drive before the end of the year for an estimated street price of $199. The company says 250MB Zip disks will sell for as low as about $100 in 6-packs ($16.65 each). Iomega says that it also intends to keep the 100MB Zip drive and disk on the market. Initial models will be parallel port and SCSI external drives, with internal EIDE and SCSI models to come in the first quarter of the new year.

The company claims that performance of the new drive and media should improve a bit on the current batch of Zip drives (except for the faster Zip Plus drive, which is being discontinued). However, the new drive will be significantly slower when writing to the older 100MB disks -- because of the head design changes needed to increase per-disk capacity.

http://www.macworld.com/article/1014926/zip250.html
https://www.cnet.com/news/using-100-mb-disks-in-a-zip250/

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Re: iomega releases 250MB zip drive (Nov 1998)
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 12:45:29 AM »
http://www.macworld.com/article/1014926/zip250.html

there was more than one version of the usb ZIP250
the one i found at a thrift shop just the other day is dated november 11th 1999
on the drive itself, and it does NOT power on with just the USB cable connected

heres a screenshot of the "revised" version that must have been produced in 2001 or 2002? im guessing?
which clearly states "USB Powered" on the actual drive logo on the front



compare to this other pic of the drive i have which has the "250" in yellow