My Zip Disc keep getting eaten after install of Panther

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by meth31783, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2003
    central connecticut
    ok i'm a graphics design student and new here. My problem is i have a 100mb external zip drive on my Power Mac G4. I use the 100mb zips to transfer files from home to school. Anyhow after I upgraded to Panther I've lost 2 zip discs, when I insert them a window pops up saying that i've inserted a disc that contains no volumes mac os x can read. Anybody haver an idea of whats going on because this is getting annoying.
  2. macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    Zip disks and drives are notorious for losing data and requiring reformatting, etc. I am always suprised when one of mine works. Sometimes I have to put it several times for it to work on any machine. I supppose you could just reformat.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 21, 2003
    Connecticut, United States of America
    1. Sorry to say that, but 100mb drives are old and i'm pretty sure even iomega already gave up on them. I'm not sure if panther supports thm fully.

    But Unc, I have a 750Mb zip drive plugged into usb 2.0 and I'm yet to have one problem with it. Copying speed of these 750 discs is unbelievable. I get around 5mbs a second actual speed! No chance in hell any cdrw disc or those keychain memory sticks can even catch up to that bro. I'm very happy with my 750Mbs Zip drive.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2001
    I can tell you that the Iomega and Apple still fully suports the 100 mb drives and disk. I have one right now connected to my computer and it reads them with no problems at all.

    I really don't know what your problem is, but I can tell you it is probably not because of the system.

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