Question Any way to use an Iomega Zip drive on a modern PC?

Wraith_3

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I have some of my grandpa's ZIP disks and they aren't marked and I need to make sure there aren't any family photos on them. He has a ZIP drive (mine is looooong gone) and it has a 50pin SCSI (I think) ribbon cable. Neither PC I have has a connector on the mobo for it any more. Is there any way I can get something that will let me hook it up?
 
I remember that they do have adapters but they were hard to find even back when SCSI was getting phased out to USB so today its probably going to be very hard.

You'll probably have an easier time finding a used USB Zipdrive or even a IDE Zipdrive then a IDE to USB adapter. Looking on eBay the USB Zipdrives seem to be going for around 15-30 USD.
 

Wraith_3

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Ok, thanks. I'm now weighing whether to buy one because I'm about 90% sure I'll do that and they will all be blank! :D
 
You could also get a PCI scsi card to hook it up but I have to say I used to have a scsi one back in the day and it was really slow I used a USB one lately on windows 10 (it installed drivers automatically) and it was super fast,maybe it's because of the CPU though.
 

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