you could do that no problem, but you cant afford to give away a zip disk in the way you can a 15p floppy but in this day and age when nearly everyone has net access how often do you share a file by means of a floppy anyway.
Can't you have both, if there's room in the case? My zip goes on the IDE cable and the floppy is on it's own cable. You can manage without a floppy drive, but I can't see an advantage to taking it out if you've already got it.
ams4127, Recently handed over computer running win 95 with external 250 zip drive to the wife.. i keep all my private info on just one disc. i treated myself to another computer with a multi disc drive and an internal 250 zip. I just like it, because you don't have to worry about where you stick your fingers or is it going to get scratched.. I know sad.. but just another's point of view..Lap..