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    Iomega Drivers for OS 10.6.4
    My trusty ol' Mac G3 finally crashed. Some of my back up is on 100 meg Zip disks as the G3 had a built in Zip Drive.

    I bought a "new" iMac with OS 10.6.4.

    To recover the Zip disk data I have been offered the use of an Iomega "FotoShow" which has/uses a Zip drive and uses an USB connection. Thus, mechanically the Iomega Zip drive will connect to my iMac.

    The question is drivers. Is there a driver for an Iomega Zip Drive that takes 100 and 250 meg disks that is compatible with Mac OS 10.6.4?

    If so where could it be found?

    Thank you.

    Lucca

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    I would check the Iomega site for drivers but I would imagine that finding drivers for more modern versions of OS X may be more difficult.
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    Vansmith,

    Thanks for the input.

    The difficulty with the Iomega site is that it lists the Zip drive (100 or 250 meg) as compatible with Mac OS X -- but does not specify which versions of OS X. Then on an FAQ page it lists Iomega products specifically compatible with OS 10.6, and ones not -- but makes no mention of Zip drives.

    Lucca

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    Have you just tried connecting the drive up and seeing if the disks mount without drivers?
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    As louishen has advised, just attach the iOmega drive via USB, insert a 100 MB or 250 MB disk and your Mac should be able to read it. As far as I know, no special software or drivers are needed. The only iOmega drives that need special software and drivers are those that have a SCSI interface.

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    According to this, Zip drives are supported natively by OS X. Are you sure that the device works? Does it show up in Disk Utility (I don't have one so I don't even know if it would show up in Disk Utility)?
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