ZIPing in OSX is starting to piss me off.

in macOS edited January 2014
Yeah the other topic's tone describes my anger.

I can't use a USB ZIP with X!!! What's going on? Original USB 250 Zip, tried OSX from 10.0 to 10.1.4. Nothing! Just a requester, that i only can format or eject (format helps nothing. Disc is formatted, the next time again unreadable).

Under 9.2 everything is fine!

WTF?!?!?!?!? Help please!



  • Reply 1 of 7
    thegeldingthegelding Posts: 3,230member
    i have an external 250 usb zip connected to my iMac 800 has always worked fine with 10.1.2, 10.1.3, 10.1.4 and now with 10.1.5...g
  • Reply 2 of 7
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    I have an internal one, works fine but is just waaaaaay to slow...
  • Reply 3 of 7
    rogue27rogue27 Posts: 607member
    Works fine for me.

    Make sure the AC adapter is plugged in, and don't install any of Iomega's drivers. It works fine without any drivers installed.

    Make sure the zip drive is plugged right into the computer or into a powered hub though.
  • Reply 4 of 7
    thegeldingthegelding Posts: 3,230member
    yes, trash iomega drivers (os x will drive your zip just fine) and don't connect to the keyboard...use a usb port directly on you apple...g
  • Reply 5 of 7
    Thanks... But:

    - Zip is directly connected (PB500), no hub

    - AC is in & working

    - No drivers but OSX' own

    - Discs are okay

    - WORKS WITH 9.x.x (!)



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  • Reply 6 of 7
    I have the same problem. I?m using the internal SCSI drive that came with my computer. Always worked under 9, sometimes under X. <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
  • Reply 7 of 7
    keshkesh Posts: 621member
    Something's screwy with your software or USB port then. I'd say you might want to do a complete clean install of OS X and see if it picks up in that. If so, it was another program that got loaded. If not, it may be hardware related.
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