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Product: ZIP 250 USB Host Powered
Company: Iomega
Website: http://www.iomega.com/
Estimated Street Price: $179.95
Review By: Julien Jay

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Drivers, Tests, Bonus stuff
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 Host Powered.

 

 

Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 95%
Design: 95%
Performance: 80%

Drivers: 90%
Features: 70%
Ease of Use: 90%
Price: 80%
Users' Guide: 75%
Overall: 84%
 

To conclude this review Iíd say that an Iomega ZIP 250 USB Host Powered is the essential companion for every PC users that are on the look for something to replace floppy disks. The enhancements brought by the host powered model are definitely a plus for laptop users: when you travel into a different country you donít have to worry about getting a compatible power plug for your ZIP and best of all you donít waste precious suitcase space to arrange the AC Adapter! ZIP 100 owners will really get great benefits when upgrading to a ZIP 250 MB USB Host Powered but might prefer the normal USB model that let them turn the drive into a FireWire one (which is much faster). So why wait? Buy it right now!

 

 

Specs & Package
Overall Score 84%
Version Reviewed Iomega ZIP 250 USB Host Powered
Release Date Available Now!
In the Box 1 Iomega ZIP 250 USB Host Powered Drive,
1 USB cable,
1 Titanium ZIP 250 Disk,
1 vertical ZIP Drive holder,
1 drivers CD,
1 user's manual CD,
Quick Install Guides.
The Good Points No Power Adapter Needed,
Sleek and thin Design,
New Titanium Disk Design,
Drivers & Free Software.
The Bad Points Drive is noisy,
QuickSync 2 is a 30 days limited edition which is petty,
No way to use the FireWire adapter.
Reviewers PC Setup Pentium 4 1.5 Ghz
Intel D850GB Motherboard

Windows Millennium Edition
384 MB PC800 RDRAM w/ECC
IBM 76,8GB UDMA 100 7200rpm HD
DirectX 8.0a
19" Sony Trinitron Monitor
Hercules 3D Prophet III
Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1
Adaptec 19160 Ultra SCSI card
Pinnacle Studio DV Plus
Pinnacle Studio PCTV USB

Microsoft TrackBall Explorer
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro

DVD Pioneer 105s (16/40x)
Yamaha CRW2100E

PC Required

Minimum System

Windows 95 OSR2, 98, Windows Me or Windows 2000
Pentium 100 MHz or higher with build-in USB controller
32MB SDRAM
2x CD-Rom Drive
30Mb of free hard disk space (or more if you install provided games)

 

ę Drivers, Tests, Bonus Stuff  

 

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