I borrowed a friend's Zip 250 USB powered drive the other week, and have now just ordered one for myself. The plug and play feature is excellent: you don't need to restart the computer to use it, which is great for university; especially for large assignments, presentations and for downloading large files from the internet to take back to a home computer. the zip 250 definitely fills the gap between a floppy disk and the need for a CD-rewriter. Even if you have files that are larger than a 250 mb, they can be spanned across disks with the use of a file compression utility such as Winzip. The actual size and no-need for a separate power supply are further benefits in its favour. this makes the drive extrememly portable and easy to transport between computers. This drive is going to make my life much easier... i will no longer have to carry 20 floppy disks to university with me! I would recommend a zip 250 drive to anyone needing to transport files from one computer to another.