Identify and test zip drive TGB

A friend clearing his house has given me a Iomega Zip drive.  He hadn't been able to make it work. No documentation but s/n RCGH29A6CU and on another label
DDXZ100S2,  02649B03,  Z100S2.

From the diagram on the back it would appear that it needs a SCSI board - is there any way of confirming this.

In either case SCI or not, is there any way to find out if works - waste of time buying a board if it's busted!

(I don't know anyone with a zip drive)

green baron
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jhanceConnect With a Mentor Commented:
>Z100S2

This identifies the unit as a ZIP 100 MB with SCSI 2 interface.  You will need a SCSI board to use this drive.  Assuming it works, even a low end board like an Adaptec 1510/1520 will work fine.
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greenbaronAuthor Commented:
jhance

Half points! but very usefull - now for the other half - is there a way to check whether it's functioning as I don't know anyone with a fitted board who might try it for me
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jhanceCommented:
You'll need a SCSI adapter to test it.  No other way that I know of.
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greenbaronAuthor Commented:
Isn't it possible to check the mechanical things?
green baron
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jhanceCommented:
I suppose you could plug in a drive power cable and see if you can insert and eject a disk.  I doubt, however, that this will tell you much other than some part of the drive works.
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greenbaronAuthor Commented:
Of course - it's a start!
Can't see a button to press to give you the points or have you already-----

green baron
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jhanceCommented:
You already gave me the points.  Thanks.
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