You can use your Zip®
Accessory only with an Iomega Zip 250 USB drive on either
a Macintosh® Running
Mac® OS 8.6 or
9.x or a Windows®
PC running Windows 98 Second Edition, or Windows 2000.
It is designed to work only with the Zip 250 USB drive
with a built-in PC card connector.
What is FireWire®?
Many newer computers have a port for connecting FireWire
devices. The FireWire®
port allows you to connect high speed devices, such
as digital camcorders, audio recorders, Zip®
drives, and other external storage devices, to your
computer. The FireWire interface allows you to connect
up to 63 devices to your computer. You can connect and
disconnect devices to your computer, while the computer
is running, without having to worry about setting device
IDs, switches, or terminators required by many other
There are two types of FireWire®
connectors. Most desktop computers have 6-pin FireWire
connectors and most laptop computers have 4-pin FireWire
connectors. Computers that have 6-pin devices can supply
power to some devices. It may not be neccessary to use
the power adapter that came with your Zip®
drive on computers with 6-pin FireWire connectors.
6-pin FireWire Port
4-pin FireWire Port
NOTE: Your Zip®
Accessory includes only the cables necessary to connect
your Zip drive to a computer with a 6-pin FireWire connector.
also known by its industry standard designation IEEE
1394 or Sony®
i.Link®. The remainder
of this manual will refer to this interface as FireWire.
Look for "1394" or one of the following logos to locate
the FireWire connector on your computer:
Setting Up Your
Drive as a FireWire®
installing or using your Zip®
drive, read and follow the FireWire
guidelines to ensure reliable performance of your
Here's how to get started using your Zip®
- Unpack the Zip®
the cable and the software CD.
6-pin to 6-pin FireWire®
Zip® 250 FireWire®
software CD and Quick Install Guide
NOTE: For maximum
reliability, use only genuine Zip®
250MB or 100MB* disks.
2. Install the Zip FireWire
Accessory driver software.
software installs the driver needed on your computer
to support the Zip 250 USB drive. If the necessary driver
is not installed, the Zip drive with the FireWire Accessory
may not be recognized or may not work correctly.
3. Connect your Zip FireWire
*250MB or 100MB where 1MB =1 million
bytes. The capacity reported by your operating system