250 USB
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Check out the new Zip® 250MB USB drive, the latest SuperFloppy solution from Iomega®.

The latest addition to the Zip® product line, the Zip® 250MB USB drive, offers an ultra-thin mobile design that meets the high-capacity storage needs for both PC and Mac users. At one inch thick and weighing just under a pound, the Zip® 250MB USB drive can accompany the most demanding mobile computer user. Connect the drive conveniently with the industry-standard USB port, or for mobile users, the drive also provides a host-powered PCMCIA interface. Explore the new features in the Zip® 250MB USB drive from Iomega in the At-A-Glance list below.

The Zip® 250MB USB drive At-A-Glance:

  • Ultra-thin, mobile design.
  • Compatible with USB-enabled PC and Macintosh systems.
  • Requires MacOS® 8.1 or higher, or Windows® 95, Windows® 98, or
    Windows NT® 4.0.
  • Connects via PCMCIA interface with Windows® 95 or Windows® 98.
  • PCMCIA connection is host powered and does not require an external power supply.
  • Hot plug and play, except Windows® NT 4.0.
  • Up to 900KB/sec transfer rate.
  • Includes IomegaWare™ 2.1 with the latest software advancements from Iomega including QuikSync™ instant backup utility.
  • Compatible with both Zip® 100MB and 250MB disks.
  • Compatible with more than 150 million Zip® 100MB disks shipped to date.

What you get
Out of the box the Zip® 250 USB drive includes:

(1) Zip® 250MB drive.
(1) Zip® 250MB disk.
(1) Light weight USB data cable*.
(1) Iomega Zip® power supply.
(1) Stand that holds the drive on its side.
(1) IomegaWare™ CD-ROM with all the software you need to operate your drive..
(1) Welcome packet with Quick Start guide.
(1) CD-ROM containing electronic users manual.

* The Zip® 250 USB drive can be purchased with the PCMCIA interface or the PCMCIA interface can be purchased seperately.

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What you need

For drive installation on PC systems:

  • Pentium® 100 or higher.
  • Built-in USB controller (some USB controllers or motherboards may not support all types of USB devices).
  • Microsoft® Windows® 95 or higher, or Windows NT® 4.0. or higher
  • 2x CD-ROM drive or higher.

For drive installation on Notebook PCs:

  • Notebook computer with available PCMCIA slot.
  • PCMCIA cable.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 95 or higher
  • 2x CD-ROM drive or higher.

For drive installation on Macintosh®:

  • Power Macintosh® G3 or iMac® computer with built-in USB connection.
  • MacOS® 8.1 or higher.
  • 2x CD-ROM drive or higher.

For Iomega® Software installation on all systems:

  • 8MB of RAM.
  • 31MB hard drive space recommended.
  • HTML (Internet) browser to view electronic user's manual.

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IomegaWare(TM) software
Each Zip® 250 USB drive ships with all the Iomega® software you will need to install and use your drive. The Iomega® software suite is designed to help you take advantage of your drive and the information you commit to reliable Zip® disks. The Iomega® Software suite includes:

IomegaWare™ 2.1. IomegaWare™ is your drive's core application that allows for quick and convenient access to your files, Iomega® drive tools, diagnostic utilities, other Iomega® software, Web links, and online help.

Iomega® 1-Step Backup. 1-Step Backup easily backs up data files from your hard drive to Zip® disks.

Iomega® QuikSync™. With the Iomega® QuikSync™ software, it's not only easy to back up to Zip® or Jaz® drives, it's automatic. QuikSync™ watches a single directory on your hard drive, and when a change is made to files there, a copy is automatically saved to your QuikSync™ Zip® disk.

Iomega® RecordIt™.RecordIt™ software is the coolest way to record (and play back) voice and music on your computer! Record up to 21 hours of meetings, conferences and music on a single Zip® 250MB disk.

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Recommended Accessories
Additional items to make the Zip® 250 USB drive fit your circumstances:
  • Zip® PCMCIA card and cable bundle - Connect quickly and easily with the Zip® 250 USB drive's built-in PCMCIA interface. And, since the PCMCIA connection is host powered, you won't need to lug around a power supply.
  • Zip® 250 disk packs - Available in 1, 4, and 6 disk packs.
  • Zip® carrying case - Dependable and protective way to safely transport your drive.
  • Windows® 2000 compatibility
  • FireWire Adapter - the perfect way to turbo-charge your Zip® drive. Go.

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What you need.
Zip® 250 USB Drives
Random Access Time <50 Milliseconds
Sustained Transfer Rate up to 900KB/sec
Burst Transfer Rate up to 1.0MB/sec
Typical Throughput up to 55 MB/min
Rotational Speed 2941 RPM
Average Start/Stop Time 5-8 seconds
Long Format Time 8-10 minutes
Short Format Time  10 seconds (for 250MB media) 
Disk Storage Capacity 100MB or 250MB per disk
(where 1MB = 1million bytes)
Operating System Capacity Win® 95/98, NT® 4.0, Mac OS® 8.1 and above
Interface USB (Universal Serial Bus)
Connection USB (type B) 4 pin cable
Acoustical Noise 2.3 amp peak
Dimensions (l x w x h ) 6 11/16 in X 4 5/8 in X 1 in
Weight 9.1 oz (drive), 13.4 oz (drive/PCMCIA),
15.3 oz (drive/USB power supply)
Read/Write Protect via software (optional password protection)
Operating 10 to 32 C
Storage -22 to 51 C
Shipping -40 to 60 C
Relative Humidity (non condensing)
Operating 20% to 80%
Non-Operating 10% to 90%
Operating 0.4g @ 5-20 Hz, 0.2g @ 20-250 Hz
Shipping 1.3g @ 5-27 Hz, 2.0g @ 28-60 Hz,
5.0 g @ 60-500 Hz
Shock @ 11ms duration sine wave
Operating 7Gs
Non-Operating 100Gs
Reliability and Service
MTBF 100,000 hours
Disk Drop Height/Shock Tolerance 1.5 meters/100Gs
Disk Estimated Shelf Life 10 years
Warranty--Drive/media 1 year limited/5 year limited

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