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Don't understand your question. Zip drives were made primarily by Iomega. They required ZIP discs. There were a few utilities you could use to write files to them - Iomegaware was one, WINZIp was another etc.
My question is, isn't a zip file utility different from a zip drive?

I remember using Winzip to compress a file, but I don't remember having to use anything called a zip drive to store them, which is how I'm reading your post.


Yes, ZIP is a compression technology used to make ZIP files.

The ioMega ZIP drive was an external floppy drive that used removable cartridges for data storage.

The two are not related or connected.

ZIP files are still used today, ZIP drives are not.


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OP here. . Yep op has no idea what he's talking about. But all the replays I should be able to get it figured out. [emoticon]:

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The ioMega ZIP drive was an external floppy drive that used removable cartridges for data storage.

Oh the memories! I remember it well. The year was 1995,and we were stuck with the slow floppy's with only 1.44 mb. Then comes Iomega with 100 mb. We thought we died and went to storage heaven, but they were expensive. But the true nerds bought them in droves.


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Now I'm curious... I have a USB ZIP drive somewhere, I wonder if I load a paltry 250mb of audio files on a disk, would my truck read it?

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Now I'm curious... I have a USB ZIP drive somewhere, I wonder if I load a paltry 250mb of audio files on a disk, would my truck read it?
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Now I'm curious... I have a USB ZIP drive somewhere, I wonder if I load a paltry 250mb of audio files on a disk, would my truck read it?
No.

??? I used Media Monkey to copy all our CD collection (~150 CDs, 9GB) as mp3 files to a USB drive the size of my thumbnail and the last three cars I have had all play play them with no problem at all. Depending on how new the car is, you can play them randomly, by artist, by album, etc.


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fj12ryder wrote:

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Now I'm curious... I have a USB ZIP drive somewhere, I wonder if I load a paltry 250mb of audio files on a disk, would my truck read it?
No.

??? I used Media Monkey to copy all our CD collection (~150 CDs, 9GB) as mp3 files to a USB drive the size of my thumbnail and the last three cars I have had all play play them with no problem at all. Depending on how new the car is, you can play them randomly, by artist, by album, etc.
A Zip drive isn't a flash drive, thumb drive, USB drive, whatever you want to call it.

* This post was edited 05/01/20 03:29pm by fj12ryder *

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I upgraded to Iomega ZIP drives thinking I was all that and a bag of chips.
A few months later a co-worker walks in with a JAZZ drive ... and the game was on!


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easy peasy. first cars have a usb port, not a zip drive, so it's a "thumb" drive your looking for

1) put your CD's on either Itunes or Google play through your laptop. then copy them to a thumb drive and plug it into the USB port on the car.
2) just plug your ipod into the usb port and in most new vehicles it can be accessed just like you do on the ipod.

The above work on my 2015 Denali, my 2020 acura mdx a neighbors accord and our daughters ford edge.

or (3), there are a still a few cars with single slot CD drives either std or available to install that integrate with the existing audio. Some Acuras (our 2020 MDX has a CD drive)and audi has a CD drive, Honda has a CD drive you can install on many models. you might check out that option.

On the Acura I have an ipod plugged in, but I'm in the process of copying my CD's to the HDD in the car, HDD capacity 500GB, takes about 5-10 minutes to copy a CD to the HDD, so it's going pretty fast.

Or last option, for <$50 you can get a cd player that runs on 12V or usb and has audio out that will plug into many of the new cars audio in port. Virtually all cars I've seen with no CD player have in addtion to a USB port a analog audio input jack.


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