Iomega Zip 750 USB2.0 Drive
Since its original incarnation this humble zip disk has come a long way. Launched at a time when 100Mb was still a large amount of space the disk while still widely used has had a hard time fending off the likes of CD-RWs, USB keys and other such devices. It is no surprise therefore to see the Zip 750 with its USB2.0 connectivity arriving on the pocket-lint.co.uk review desk.
Since its 250Mb version the drive has gone through little change. Size wise it is still the same and the only main difference is the introduction of a metal case - obviously in an attempt to appeal to travellers uses to bashing them around in the bottom of a bag.
Because the drive is compatible with all previous disk sizes - there new 750Mb disks are identical to previous versions and if you’ve invested heavily in the zip disk ethos this is welcomed news.
When it comes to performance, because of the drives adoption of the USB2.0 format transfer speeds have been drastically increased. This drive promises transfer rates of 7Mb a second when using USB2.0 and that equates to 50x read 50x write, and 50x rewrite speeds.