Parallel Zip drive with USB port
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    Parallel Zip drive with USB port

    Anyone have experience getting a parallel port Zip drive working on a USB port with a parallel to USB cable???

    Can it be done? Will the Zip drivers find the drive on the USB port???

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    I don't think the zip drivers will find the parallel port zip drive on a parallel-to-usb adapter. Unless your parallel-to-usb adapter has its own set of drivers that let it emulate a parallel port (lpt2: for instance) it won't find it. The zip drivers will be looking for the drive at a lpt port.

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    The cable does come with software which I hope is the driver.

    I have also tried using a parallel port card (lpt2) but the zip drivers couldn't find it.

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