- Oct 23, 2002
I just got an external ZIP 250 drive. It hooks up via Parallel port, not USB. And man does this thing require lots of CPU power. With it hooked up it takes about 32% cpu usage, all the time, it doesn't matter if its on or not. With it connected my computer is jerky, I will be typing and it will delay a lot. As soon as I unplug it from the PC everything goes back to normal. Is it supposed to be like this?