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Product: Iomega ZIP CD 650 USB
Company: Iomega
Estimated Street Price: $249.95
Review By: Julien JAY

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Installation
2: Recording
3: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for the Iomega ZIP CD 650 external burning unit.


Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 90%
Manual: 60%
Performance: 80%
Design: 85%
Reliability: 90%
Burning speed: 80%
Price: 90%
Overall: 83%


In conclusion this new Iomega drive is a great buy for those of you who need to burn CDs on the road. As it comes with all needed software it's a complete solution. Its burning speed is correct and its reliability will help you to concentrate on your work and not on the burning. However the drive is a little bit expensive compared to conventional burners that are faster and it's provided with an old release of Adaptec Easy CD Creator. Burn, baby, burn says the add of Iomega, so if you need to burn CD on the road this Iomega external CD recorder is probably the perfect product for that kind of need.


Specs & Package
Overall Score 83%
Version Reviewed Iomega ZIP CD 650 USB w/ firmware 1.1
Release Date Out Now
In The Box? Iomega ZIP CD 650 Unit
1 AC External Power
1 Quick Start Guide
1 CD
1 USB cable
1 audio cable
1 blank CD-R & 1 blank CD-RW
The Good Points Easy Installation
The Bad Points Heavy
User's manual on CD-Rom only
Reviewers PC Setup Pentium III 1Ghz EB
Intel VC820 Motherboard
Windows 98 Second Edition w/ IE 5.5
256MB RDAM 800mhz w/ECC
DirectX 7a
Sony 17" Trinitron Monitor
Creative 3D Blaster GeForce 2 GTS 32Mb Graphics Card
Creative DXR3
Sound Blaster Live! Platinum

Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro

DVD: Pioneer 10x

PC Required Minimum System

Windows 98 (No Win 2k support)
Pentium® 166 or higher with built-in USB controller. (Some USB controllers or motherboards may not support all types of USB devices.)
4x CD-Rom Drive

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