Curtis H. Wilbar Jr.
rescue at hawkmountain.net
Wed Feb 27 21:30:02 CST 2008
Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> On Wednesday 27 February 2008 20:17, Chuck Guzis wrote:
>> On 27 Feb 2008 at 19:01, Jerome H. Fine wrote:
>>> Although both the drive and media have the word "Zip" on them,
>>> I didn't notice until you helped me to remember that they are
>>> indeed called Zip drives. I feel I was fortunate to have the
>>> internal SCSI version. For the PC, there is a full set of software
>>> tools available. For the PDP-11, they are just nice ordinary
>>> drives with removable media - although the software WRITE
>>> PROTECT feature requires the PC software tools to toggle the
>>> status of the media.
>> The thing that was nice about the Zip drives was that they
>> represented 100MB of inexpensive storage when most of the
>> alternatives were pretty pricey. Very popular with the Macintosh
>> crowd, Apple offered them as an option. There is a 250MB Zip drive
>> also, but they seem not to be as popular as the 100MB version--and I
>> don't know a thing about their reliability as compared to their
>> smaller cousins.
> I've got one of those, probably the 100MB variety, in an external SCSI
> configuration. I have no idea if it works or not as I don't have any media
> to test it with, and what I've seen for sale is usually in multiples with a
> price that's a bit more than I want to deal with for something I'm not sure I
> can use.
> Anybody know if I took this out of the external case could it be used as an
> internal drive?
If it is a genuine IOMega external ZIP drive... then I don't believe
you'll be able to
do anything with it as an internal....
If it is a 3rd party, then it would likely just have an internal mech in
enclosure.... but if that was the case, it would be pretty obvious.
External JAZ drives do use the same mechs as internal JAZ drives, but
bezel (bezel is intergrated into external enclosure).
Only ZIP external I opened up was made specifically for that enclosure.
What are folks experience with JAZ drives here. I got one for non important
'small' stuff for use in my home fileserver.... got some used carts
with it, only
tried 2 so far... one good, the other cart I think is bad.
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