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“Not that zippy.”

published 15/05/2001

Looks good and is easy to set up.

Rock-bottom drive, but not quite a rock-bottom pri...

It’s another product from Iomega that has nothing to do with the Zip drive or Zip disks, yet are labelled with the Zip name by Iomega, who hope that they can trade off their reputation and sell a few units to people who’ve heard that the Zip drive is quite good, but want a CD-RW drive. You should...

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“Burn Baby Burn”

published 22/04/2001

Greate value for money

Not top spec, can't do much else while it burns

The Iomega Zip CD 650 may not win any prizes for having a short and catchy name, but it is certainly competent enough where it matters, in CD writing, strangely enough. If you’re looking for a review blinding you with technical information on the device, I’m not the man to look for...

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Not for me

“What a waste”

published 27/04/2001

Looks nice

Very unsatisfactory for the purpose

I got an Iomega Zip 650 as a bundle along with a new i-Mac DV early this year, and have had immense difficulty getting it do do what it's supposed to do - i.e. burn CDs correctly. The main problem is the fail rate; currently running at 90% and rising! I have tried all sorts of things - different...

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Super

Reliable, good value

There are cheaper models availble

I've had my 4x Iomega ZipCD650 for 6 months now, and I've generally been pleased with it. The build quality seems excellent, probably exceeding some budget models. However, the big question with any CD Writer is "how many CDs will it waste?". My answer with my Iomega has been "it depends". It...

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“Its purple, and I love it”

published 12/06/2001

Really good looking

Technical help assumes a level of knowledge I don'...

I must admit, my main reason for buying this particular cd writer was because it looks gorgeous! I wanted an external drive because my computer is new, and I didn't fancy messing around with its innards. Cheap external drives are not very common, and when it came to a choice between a big grey...

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Satisfactory

“Not so zippy now”

published 06/06/2001

Looks good to the untrained eye

Very rarely last more than 3 months and is quicly ...

Well i was an Iomega fan, but disaster has struck for the second time. The first time I bought a zip drive from iomega it was the parrallel port zip100, which was not working when i got it. When i sent it back it was replaced with a USB connecting zip100 as the parrallel was no longer made. Great...

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Good

“Not all good”

published 20/06/2000

Cheap mass storage

Better alternatives

After the first two packages went missing in transit I guess I felt as bit unlucky. Sourced from another vendor and package arrived next day. Opened up the box and plugged it in, in goes the installation CD and I was in for a bad surprise. The Zip 650 USB is not NT compatible. At this time my...

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“Totally Satisfied”

published 13/06/2000

good value for money

none

This internal IDE cd writer actually does write at eight speed although calimed on the box to do 10 speed. It comes bundled with the easy cd creator software and also a cd labelling kit is thrown in to the order. This drive has no bad points at all and is a very fast writer with a normal cdr...

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Excellent

“Create and Enjoy”

published 09/06/2000

Too many to list

Advantages out way the Disadvantages

The Zip CD is just what you need if you need to store huge amounts of info but don’t want to use the space on your computers hard drive another plus is that the information you have stored on disc can be seen on another computer, just think of the possibilities. One of the best things about the...

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