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March 5th, 2000

Click Death

About a year ago I got a ZIP drive to start archiving some of my more important information on my already-too-full hard drive. Less than three months after getting it, it started an obnoxious clicking when I tried to read certain disks. I really had no idea of the common nature of this problem, or the severity, until I read about Click Death. Boy was I happy to read that it’s likely all the disks that “click” when they’re in the drive are likely corrupted and the data is unrecoverable! Thanks, Iomega, for making a crappy ass product to help me lose my data faster!

I’m going to try and get in touch with them for a replacement, but I doubt it’ll do any good since it’s been a year since I’ve bought my drive and on top of that, the drive I bought was refurbished.

Has anyone else run into a problem with Click Death? I’d be interested to hear your experiences dealing with Iomega. -ram

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FROM: Paul
DATE: Sunday March 5, 2000 -- 2:42:44PM
Ryan,

Iomega's been in huge trouble recently. Not necessarily from the click death (though that sure helped), but due in part to the low price of CD burners.

In any event, this problem first surfaced over two years ago! I found an article on news.com about it. Though this doesn't relate to the users... I wonder how people have had to deal with this, too.



FROM: Ken
DATE: Sunday December 19, 2004 -- 4:36:31 pm
have you ever seen that myth busters show about how if a cd spins fast enough it will eplode and shoot everywhere? i havent but my friend did and it happened to my favorite game, contraptions or soemthing liek that, like you have to complete goals by using like trampolines it came as standard on compaq computers in like 95. well it like shoot of every crack in the computer somehow and was all over the room in tiny pieces i dont know how, it happened to my moms quicken cd and i didnt believe her but i like screams and sounds like glass breaking, it is really cool, but i miss my game



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DATE: Saturday January 1, 2005 -- 2:13:34 pm



Dave Walls May 20, 2009, 12:57 pm

(Sorry for the 9 year late reply..if you haven’t read the Ping, it’s new to YOU!)

I’m curious as to whether or not you ever got your data off your Zip drive. I used Zips in college, when my radio production had to be done in .wav files. (What’s this new format I keep hearing about? .mp something?) I lost Gigs of my early production work due to drives getting the click death. I’d never buy anything ever related to Iomega again. I’m still pissed, 10 years later.

On a side note, Iomega appears to be still around, and having the nerve to still sell Zip drives? That takes some brass ones. (No link to their site, I wouldn’t give them the pleasure.)

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