firewire zip drives

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by krossfyter, May 8, 2002.

  1. krossfyter macrumors 601

    krossfyter

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    #1
    in the world of externals...

    which ones do you all prefer? which are the best?

    should one get a firewire one or a usb one?
     
  2. britboy macrumors 68030

    britboy

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    The USB zip drive is sloooow. It might just be me, but moving a 200Mb file onto a zip disk seemed to take forever, and the computer was completely unresponsive during the transfer (as in, i almost thought i had crashed!). Sorry, iomega zips are not my favourite product :p

    Go for the firewire. The firewire adapter is an add-on that slots onto the back of the drive, so you're getting both USB and firewire. Please though, don't even consider the 100Mb drive!
     
  3. iGav macrumors G3

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    Externals..... I love my Maxtor 'Fridge Buzz' 80Gb Firewire drive...... huge storage....

    I'd like one of those new ultra fast firewire CD-RW, they can pretty much burn a disc in the same time it takes to copy 200Mb onto a zip drive.... one of these would pretty much finish off my use for zip drive!!! Alot of stuff I do, 200Mb isn't enough!! Plus Zip discs are still too expensive!!

    I'd also like a DVD burner, for archiving, and so I can preview my DVD projects on consumer DVD players without having to send them to a mastering company first!! :D

    Dear Santa,

    I've been a very good boy!! I would like:

    A bigger Firewire drive
    An ultra fast firewire CD-RW
    DVD Burner

    Oh and a TiBook 800 to make full use of these puppies!! ;)

    From

    A goodboy iGAV

    :p
     

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