semi-ot: are zip drives being phased out?
chrism3667 at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 9 18:33:18 CST 2006
> On Behalf Of Fred Cisin
> If you are just trying to connect a ZIP drive to a
> T2K, why not use a
> parallel port model?
Not such a bad idea when it's brought up, but kind of
slow. My first Zip was a scsi, was using alot of Mac
stuph back then, and a DEC pizza box which was a
marvel for crazed unorthodox interfaces, and the scsi
unit never did me no wrong. In fact I found it to be
--- "Richard A. Cini" <rcini at optonline.net> wrote:
> Two issues to consider:
> 1. parallel port connector (T2K uses a DIP header --
> need to make special
> 2. software (T2K ended with DOS 2.11.xx -- forget
> exact number). You would
> need to check minimum required version for Iomega
> guest.exe program.
In fact, that guest program would have to be torn
apart. Yeah, starting to sound not-so-practical. But a
scsi port would be an awful nice addition to alot of
these old things. The T2K is even a true 16-bitter, so
many of the signals, or equivalents of the a 16 bit
ISA slot might be found on that 96 pin euro connector.
The software part does skeer me worst then the
hardware part though :~
Hmmm, if one actually could adapt (or build) a scsi
card for the 2K, might you not be closer (in terms of
software compatibility) then if you tried to rework
the parallel port guest program? Or is their only 1
Uh on 2nd thought:
Length Date Time Name
-------- ---- ---- ----
32768 02-08-99 10:19 ScsiDll.Dll
44126 07-30-98 12:18 GUEST.HLP
1247 10-15-98 12:55 Guest.html
4362 02-09-99 13:13 Guest.Inf
347 08-11-98 09:08 GUEST.INI
760 05-29-98 13:48 GUEST9X.CNT
475136 02-08-99 10:20 GUEST9X.EXE
108089 05-29-98 13:51 GUEST9X.HLP
8608 03-20-97 19:02 ImgDll16.Dll
16384 03-20-97 19:02 ImgDll32.Dll
32210 09-02-98 17:10 GUEST.EXE
724037 11 files
I did e-mail the folks who make the serial-cflash
interface, to see if THAT software is specific to a
vanilla peecee. I doubt it uses any type of standard
serial protocols (i.e. Xmodem, Kermit, etc.).
Maybe Iomega would be gracious enough to provide
their source code...
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