Third Generation: Iomega ZIP-750 MB

The Test System

A PC system with the following configuration served as the basis for the test:

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ProcessorIntel Pentium4 1.9 GHz 256 kB L2 Cache
MotherboardIntel 845 GBV
Memory512 MB DDR400, CL2.5 Kingmax
USB2.0 ControllerNEC uPD720100A
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 500 64 MB
HarddiskMaxtor 5T040H4 (40 GB)
CD-R/RW-DrivesASUS S520, TDK CRW241040
Network CardD-LinkDFE-530TX PCI 100 MBit
OSWindows XP Pro 5.01.2600 SP1
Performance MeasurementBD Winmark 99,HD Tach 2.61
Drivers and Settings
Graphics DriverNVIDIA
IDE DriverIntel 82801DB ICH4 4.0.1001.0
ASPI DriverAdaptec 4.71, Ahead 2.0.1
DirectX Version8.1
Resolution1280x1024, 32 Bit, 85 Hz Refresh

Since the drive can be regarded as a direct competitor to the external CD-R/ RW drives currently on the market, we compared the test results as much as possible with those of Yamaha's CRW-F1UX . As a reminder: the CRW-F1UX has a USB2.0 interface and is in the 44x/ 24x/ 44x class.