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Iomega 250MB USB Zip Drive $134 - save $50 at Office Works - NSW only

Posted By: nod, posted 2007/06/11 05:42
Rummaging thru the clearance bin I found this Iomega 250MB USB zip drive for $134 - cheapest price I can find elsewhere is $189!
Only available in NSW though I am afraid.
Here is the blurb from the site:
" * A)LOW-COST STORAGE. 100MB drive costs less to buy and each disk costs less as well. Stores up to 100MB of data per disk.

* SUITS USB, TOO. The USB (Universal Serial Bus) port drive for easy connection to laptop and newer PCs. Requires Windows 98.

* (B)LARGER CAPACITY. Change the 250MB Zip drive and get more than twice the storage space of a normal 100MB Zip Disk.

* FULL DATA BACKUP. Stores over 120 disks of information. Now you can back up all your data on one disk.

* MORE FLEXIBLE. Choose the type of drive to match your PC. Choose from parallel port or USB."

Sorry can't deep link in Office Works - so click on the deal, go to the clearance section and click on 50% off Tech Products
  • hbtoh2007/06/11 22:09:19
    Sorry to be negative, but I must warn potential purchasers that this is archaic technology - it was good in it's day, as now you can buy a 2 gig USB key for under $100 which = 8 of these Zip disks, which you can't probably buy anymore. It's like the floppy disk.

    Don't get me wrong, I've got one from many years ago, haven't used it for a few years and it's gathering dust somewhere. I think it was pretty big in the late 90s.

    Cheers and can I say I'm addicted to this site now, checking it far too often for my own good!!

  • nod2007/06/11 22:15:48
    No problem at all Hbtoh
    and it is not negative. The whole idea of Buckscoop is to give feedback positive or negative.
    The most important thing is that is it constructive :)
    And if you don't agree with something I post.. go ahead and say ...
  • jayne2007/06/11 22:21:13
    I can honestly say I've never even used a zip disc... went straight from CDrs to my pen drive :)
  • nod2007/06/11 22:25:27
    Shall put it in the not so great deal by nod pile then :D
  • nod2007/06/11 22:25:48
    I did it to keep you all on your toes :o
  • admin2007/06/12 08:30:47
    I remember when they first came out - way back. It was pretty neat at the time but that was when they still plugged into serial ports and the only comparison was a floppy.

    But yea - dinosaurus. :D have you read the description - that first line is confusing me... and there's a reference to win 98 on the second... tempted to vote you up nod on novelty value :)

    interestingly - iomega still make and sell the 100, 250 and 750 versions. No idea what a new disk costs these days and how that stacks up with physical disks.

    Ha $84 US for a 12 pack. Lemme see - 3 Gig for $99..... and its not contiguous ...... I;ve got too much time on my hands.

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