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I purchased an Iomega Zip 100.I own an HP pavillion slimline…

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I purchased an Iomega Zip...
I purchased an Iomega Zip 100.I own an HP pavillion slimline with Window 10.
I do not hve the correct port configuration for the cable that came with the zip drive.
Is there another cable that I can use?
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What is the cable that came with the Iomega Zip drive?

Is it a SCSI type of connection?

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Computer technician: Quiksilver07070, Computer Support Specialist replied 2 years ago

If so, all you need is a SCSI peripheral card.

here is one I found online

http://www.amazon.com/Adaptec-2248700-R-Express-1-Channel-Adapter/dp/B000NX3PII

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Computer technician: Quiksilver07070, Computer Support Specialist replied 2 years ago

Or you could have the Parralel ports instead

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Check the back of the drive.....do you have 2 ports, or just 1

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Computer technician: Quiksilver07070, Computer Support Specialist replied 2 years ago

Parallel port ZIP drives won't work through USB to parallel port dongles for complex reasons. They won't work through PCI parallel ports either if operating system is XP/Vista/Windows7/8.

However, PCI parallel port card on older Linux kernel will work. There are two versions of the drives - earliest ones used ppa, later models used imm kernel modules.

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Computer technician: Quiksilver07070, Computer Support Specialist replied 2 years ago

Without getting TOO complex.....your best bet is to get an older computer that ALREADY has the parallel ports on it. They can be found pretty cheap, if you look hard enough. Best place I found was at computer recycling companies.

They will REpurpose components, and rebuild PC's for Oddball usage (like this).

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YOu have such an old piece of hardware using such old technology (15+ years old) that modern computers abandoned this technology long ago, and now, you cant find it. Its obsolete.

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Computer technician: Quiksilver07070, Computer Support Specialist replied 2 years ago

I know its not what you wanted to hear.....but im pretty sure you have a Parralel port Zip drive Unfortunately.

I don't recall any Zip 100 drives being SCSI. there was like 4 diff versions, but all were parallel.

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Computer technician: Quiksilver07070, Computer Support Specialist replied 2 years ago

Paralel ports look just like the Older style printer ports of yesteryear

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Computer technician: Quiksilver07070, Computer Support Specialist replied 2 years ago

So, get an old machine that has the parallel ports right on the motherboard.

That machine MUST have Win98 or Older.

Then grab the drivers (not sure if that is still available online, you may have to find a disc with the drivers on it) load it onto the machine.

THEN you could use the zip drive like normal.

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That's the only way I can think, if you are using Windows.

But Linux does have the right kernel, and at that point you would just need the proper conection port.

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Computer technician: Quiksilver07070, Computer Support Specialist replied 2 years ago

And you thought it was just a simple cable.......Oh no.

That tech is just too old.

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