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Product: ZIP 250 USB & FireWire adapter with QuickSync 2
Company: Iomega
Website: http://www.iomega.com
Estimated Street Price: $179.95 for ZIP 250 USB drive and $79.95 for the FireWire adapter
Review By: Julien JAY

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Drivers, Tests, QuickSync 2
3: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for the Iomega ZIP 250 USB/FireWire and QuickSync 2.

 

 

Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 95%
Design: 95%
Performance: 80%
Drivers: 90%
Ease of use: 95%
Price: 80%
Users' Guide: 75%
Overall: 87%
 

To conclude this review id say that an Iomega ZIP 250 USB is the essential companion for every PC users: its wide capacity definitely burries the floppy disk. Existing ZIP 100 owners will really get great benefits when upgrading to a ZIP 250Mb USB in terms of performance and storage capacity (ZIP 100 disks are totally compatible with the ZIP 250). The FireWire Adapter is a great way to boost your ZIP 250 USB drive making it as fast as a SCSI one and get ride of the AC power adapter. For novice and corporate users the QuickSync 2 software is a great addition to backup files without worrying about it. So why wait? Buy it right now!

The ZIP FireWire adapter and Iomega QuickSync 2 aren't included in the ZIP 250 USB kit: you can purchase them separately.

 

 

Specs & Package
Overall Score 87%
Version Reviewed Iomega ZIP 250 USB + FireWire Adapter
QuickSync 2.01
Release Date Already in stores!
In The Box? 1 User's guide on CD,
1 Drivers CD,
1
Iomega ZIP 250 drive,
1 blanck ZIP 250 disk,
1 Power Adapter,
1 USB transparent cable,
1 FireWire Adapter with its transparent IEEE 1394 cable,
QuickSync 2.01 CD.
The Good Points Excellent drivers
Nice & flat design
High Capacity along with speedy transfer rate
The Bad Points

IEEE 1394 cable is too short,
No carrying case is provided,
User's guide is only available on the CD.

Reviewers PC Setup Pentium III 1 Ghz B
Intel VC820 Motherboard
Windows Millennium Edition
256 MB PC800 RDRAM w/ECC
DirectX 8.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 SP1

17" Sony Trinitron Monitor
Hercules 3D Prophet II Ultra 64Mb AGP 4x graphic card
Sound Blaster Live! Platinum
Adaptec 19160 Ultra SCSI card
Promise Ultra ATA 100 controller
Pinnacle Studio DV Plus
Pinnacle Studio PCTV USB

Microsoft TrackBall Explorer
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro

DVD Pioneer 105s (16/40x)
Yamaha 16/10/40 IDE internal burner
PC Required Minimum System

Windows 95/98/Me
Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000
Pentium 100Mhz or higher
16Mb RAM
31Mb of
available hard disk space
2x speed CD-Rom Drive
Build-in USB controller or FireWire controller card for the ZIP 250 FireWire
Microsoft Mouse, IntelliMouse or compatible device

 
<-- Drivers, Tests, QuickSync 2

 

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