Windows 7/Amiga 1200/Iomega Zip Drive

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Hi Everyone, Anyone out there remember the amiga 1200? you do then great how about the iomega zip drive? ok so far what i need is a cable to connect the zip drive to my windows 7 pc i have looked on the web there is a lot of info but no one gives you the type of cable i need any help would be welcome thx Mark.
 

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Can you take a picture of the interface on the zip drive and post it to the thread, so we can try to figure out what sort interface is required?
 

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Many thx for the fast reply in less than 10 minutes sorry for the delay i sent that message just before my night shift anyway i have sent you a picture of the back of the iomega hope that help thx p.s. on the bottom of the zip there is a model number it may help Z250S
 

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Many thx for the fast reply in less than 10 minutes sorry for the delay i sent that message just before my night shift anyway i have sent you a picture of the back of the iomega hope that help thx p.s. on the bottom of the zip there is a model number it may help Z250S
That's a parallel connection, as plodr outlined in her post. Most machines these days eschew parallel ports, since it's largely an almost-dead form of hardware.

You can still get parallel-port adapters, but I really doubt you'll find working software on Win 7 to access a ZIP drive in this manner. I have had to use USB-based ZIP drives which will work in Win 7x64, but I'm guessing this defeats the purpose of your question anyway.
 

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I sold my zip drive and zip disks at least a decade ago - before I had Windows 7.

If you know someone with an older computer, they might be able to connect your drive, get the files off the zip disks so you can put them on USB devices, either sticks or a portable external hard drive.
 

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thanks lochlomonder and plodr for all your help looks like i have had some bad luck.
 

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Hi, just had a crazy idea can you let me know if this will on windows 7 just found a parallel cable on EBAY if i but this what are the chances it will work i will then use the link plodr sent me or should i call it day and give up trying thx all
 

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If you have the correct socket on the Computer to plug the cable into then you can try but you may find you need a driver and as I said in my previous post there may not be one for Windows 7.
 
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I think I have a SCSI Zipp drive it the closet with the SCSI PCI interface card. I think the last time I used it was on a socket a AMD XP3200 Processor computer with XP. Man they want a lot for that old stuff on EBay!, Have to dig thru my stuff and sell some. They came with parallel port, SCSI or USB interfaces.
 

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thx for the reply if i can find a driver for windows 7 i may give it a trey cheers
 
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