The Iomega document that addressed these “disappeared” when they reorganized their website and it wasn’t up-to-date anyway. It should also show which device file the ZIP drive has been bound to. This makes things easy for people to transfer data between multiple computers by toting around their ZIP drive. I no longer own any computers with parallel ports. I would like to get those back so I bought a add in PCI adapter. The exception is USS -based devices, which do expose a parport interface, and should work.

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I use a power controller which sits under the monitor and gives me access to a power switch for just about everything in the system; that makes it easy to turn the Zip drive on right after turning the computer on. Thankfully, I never encountered one of the old click-of-death drives. So it seems to make more sense to use the SCSI bus directly? LPT1 is assigned to the port with the highest address, so setting the Zip’s port to use and the other port to use might be best.

I would like to see what’s on the disks. I don’t believe you.

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Redwood City, CA Registered: If you chain a printer to the passthrough port, then there’s a possibility that its drivers could interfere with the Zip drive’s operation. I no longer own any computers with parallel ports. If your installation has an older version, you can upgrade it to 2. There’s also PATA internal 3. The newer relatively speaking USB drives are even bus-powered so you don’t inferface a power brick.


By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. You’ll need to enable the following drivers in Device Drivers: If the Iomega software installation can’t find your drive or if you don’t want to install the softwareyou can install the IPPI manually.

Parallel ports were originally designed only for output to printers. Doing so could cause your computer to crash or perhaps even corrupt data on the Zip disk. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge parllel you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. No other boxes should be checked.

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Mar 25, Posts: If you’ll view Ppa3. Parallel port speed varies considerably between various computers, and can often be configured in the system BIOS. Am wondering what intervace be the easiest way to connect an Iomega Zip drive parallel port version to a modern PC.

If drivers exist to connect old hardware up to new computers, that may be more convenient than using an old system as a server.


How to Connect an Iomega Zip Drive With Parallel Interface to a USB Port on a Computer

It could be Ppa3. Fri Mar 15, 7: And there are a few more modes you could try: Feb 12, Posts: Tomas By 1 If one has many kinds of vintage storage devices, however, setting up one NFS server to use all intrrface them may be more convenient than trying to come up with working drivers for each one individually. There are some SCSI devices that can be better utilized with specialized drivers e.

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Wouldn’t that be easiest? Adaptec is a registered trademark of Adaptec, Inc.

Jun 6, Posts: In patallel, that should be sufficient to get you access, but I’m not certain if a USB parallel port will work for this glancing at the code, as long as the driver looks like a parallel port it should work.

If an USB-parallel bridge won’t para,lel, the most promising way that is likely to help without modifying kernel level stuff to emulate either a parallel port or ISA-style bus on GPIO pins is using this kind of pricey