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Community Level 2spiffo

spiffo

Not that zippy.

AdvantagesLooks good and is easy to set up.

DisadvantagesRock-bottom drive, but not quite a rock-bottom price.

"Itís 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 whoíve heard that the Zip drive is quite good, but want a CD-RW drive. You should understand, though, that this is pretty much just a regular CD-RW drive. The fact that itís from Iomega means that it looks absolutely great (check out ..." Read review
15.05.2001

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Community Level 5kfingleton

kfingleton

Burn Baby Burn

AdvantagesGreate value for money

DisadvantagesNot 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 because I’m just not the nerdy type. This review is firmly laid out in layman’s terms. Most PCs come with CD writers as a standard accessory ..." Read review
22.04.2001

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Community Level 1Scoobydoo

Scoobydoo

Excellent...but choose software carefully

AdvantagesReliable, good value

DisadvantagesThere 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 seems that to get the best performance you should try different CD Writing software as depending on your CD Writer, computer, and operating system performance ..." Read review
11.07.2000

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Community Level 2amuir1019

amuir1019

What a waste

AdvantagesLooks nice

DisadvantagesVery 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 makes of CD, different burn rates, and the safest sems to be when I use Phillips (not the cheapest)and a burn rate of 1x or 2x. I am quite disappointed (understatement) ..." Read review
27.04.2001

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Community Level 2eeeekkk

eeeekkk

Its purple, and I love it

AdvantagesReally good looking

DisadvantagesTechnical help assumes a level of knowledge I don't have

"...3 cds became coasters)! Iomega have a very useful service on their website where you can instant message their technical help department. I did this after the 3rd cd, and was given lots of very complicated advice, including shutting down my antivirus software, deleting files, and going into windows config and messing about! I didn't understand any of it! However, there is an easy answer. I simply do all my cds with the 'test and create' option, and ..." Read review
12.06.2001

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Community Level 1snoopydoo

snoopydoo

Not so zippy now

AdvantagesLooks good to the untrained eye

DisadvantagesVery rarely last more than 3 months and is quicly replaced by new product

"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 if you've got a USB port on your PC!! However, I bought a new PC (not for the drive I might add) and wanted a cd writer. I again turned to Iomega for their ..." Read review
06.06.2001

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Community Level 1Exxpert

Exxpert

Not all good

AdvantagesCheap mass storage

DisadvantagesBetter alternatives

"...did not state this, and Iomega also did not make it clear. I purchased this simply to transfer files from my speedy connection at work to my PC at home. So, I've had to give up and use it at home only. I've researched the Zip650 and can honestly tell you I've seen mixed reviews. I myself have thrown out two CDRW's so far and have constant problems with the drive refusing to eject. All in all having a CDRW is a great thing. If you are currently ..." Read review
20.06.2000

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Community Level 1JimmY

JimmY

Create and Enjoy

AdvantagesToo many to list

DisadvantagesAdvantages out way the Disadvantages

"The Zip CD is just what you need if you need to store huge amounts of info but donít 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 Zip CD is that in my opinion anyone could install it into their computer without any problems arising cause the Zip CD comes with adequate installation instructions, ..." Read review
09.06.2000

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Community Level 2merkus77

merkus77

Totally Satisfied

Advantagesgood value for money

Disadvantagesnone

"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 taking just under 7 minutes each, not bad going in todays market. I like this product and would definately suggest it to friends, especially at just under £160 ..." Read review
14.06.2000

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