Solved Cannot find Iomega Rev System Software

Iomega Iomega rev 35gb/90gb single disk
January 27, 2015 at 23:32:20
Specs: windows 7 x64, Intel i5 2.66Ghz / 4Gb
Recently, I have received an Iomega Rev drive. It uses the ATAPI interface and can store 35gb per cartridge. According to what I read, to get the drive to work properly, you will need the Rev system software. However, I cannot seem to find any rev system software as lenovo has removed them from their database. I am wondering if someone can show me how to get the Rev system software that can work with windows 7 or vista x64. Thanks.

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#1
January 28, 2015 at 00:04:25
All Iomega drives are dinosaurs now. Much less troublesome and wallet-friendly alternatives are available now (DVD-writers and external hard drives to mention just two).
What's more, drivers for those two are built in to Windows and DVD-writing software works with any DVD-writer.

I think you'll have a tough time getting the Rev software now.


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#2
January 28, 2015 at 00:54:49
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That's just another ATAPI device that uses the UDF file system. Support for both of these is built in to Windows 7, so it should just work.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wind...

If you really need it there is some software here: http://www.softwarepatch.com/utilit... (but I don't think you do need this).


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#3
January 28, 2015 at 05:39:05
Well, I heard that the UDF file system is based on an iomega proprietary format. If drivers are not properly installed, the computer may not write to the disk properly. Also, the Iomega Rev System Software contains special utilities that make managing those rev disk easier. I was wondering if those drivers are still available online.

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#4
January 28, 2015 at 10:08:37
I can only say that you have been misinformed. UDF is an open format that is commonly used on rewriteable removeable disks.

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#5
January 28, 2015 at 20:01:31
Ok. Perhaps I may be wrong about udf. But I would still like to know if it is possible to get the rev system software for my particular operating system. It contains some useful utilities such as long format and diagnosis.

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#6
January 28, 2015 at 23:06:16
Did you try the link I gave?

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#7
January 29, 2015 at 03:16:36
It's for windows 2000/XP. I am running windows 7. I don't think it will run on windows 7

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#8
January 29, 2015 at 04:02:05
"I don't think it will run on windows 7"

Well, if you've tried it and it doesn't run, and the normal Windows drivers don't see it, then I guess phil22 is right and you should just dump this dinosaur. They did have quite a reputation for unreliability.

It's quite unusual for Windows XP software not to run on Windows 7.


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#9
February 1, 2015 at 03:09:59
I think I will just use the native drivers and forget about the utilities. But I would like to ask. Are the Iomega Rev really that unreliable? I thought they were designed to be more reliable than disk and faster than tape?

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#10
February 3, 2015 at 08:31:30
Please ignore - posted in error.

message edited by Derek


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