6GB...100mb at a time.
July 5, 2007 5:48 PM Subscribe
What can I do with all these old ZIP disks?
posted by bartleby to Computers & Internet (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
In an office filing cabinet that no one had opened in years, I just discovered a giant pile of Zip media and an apparently working Zip drive.
About 25 100mb disks, and maybe 15 250mb disks.
Some are still in their wrappers.
Drive is a 250, so all media will work. No click of death. Parallel interface, not USB.
What do I do with 'em? (Besides eBay, 40 copies of DSL/puppylinux, or skeet practice)
Googling just shows me how hated Zip and Iomega has been in the past, but no cool uses / projects for them.
So I turn to the hive mind:
What's your use for many 100mb - 250mb storage units?
What comes in chunks that size? It's been almost a decade since I used a storage unit that small...
Only thing I can think of is to network share the Zip drive, then use the XP Files and Settings Transfer Wizard to make a Zip disk backup copy of every users' profile in the office? (I don't back up anyone's C: now - customize all you want, but crash it and it's back to a fresh install of the company programs.) Cute, but that's just more work for me. Not even sure that a profile will fit in 100mb.
But C'mon, there's got to be something better than that.
I could sneak it all home for a cool idea, but what? Ports galore in the office, though, so preferable for use there.