Zip drive Vs Syquest Vs regular tape drive : which one?

Zip drive Vs Syquest Vs regular tape drive : which one?

Post by B.G. Mahe » Sun, 10 Mar 1996 04:00:00



I have a Pentium running NT 3.51 and Linux. I am thinking
of buying a Zip drive [100 MB]. Was wondering if any of you
are already using it and had any opinions about it.
Are larger capacity drives going to be released in the near
future?

Heard that Syquest is going to store more than a zip drive.
How much do these drives and floppies cost?

Please respond by email. I can read just my email the next 4 weeks
because I am on road :-(

thanks for your time

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Zip drive Vs Syquest Vs regular tape drive : which one?

Post by John Fly » Thu, 14 Mar 1996 04:00:00





>> I have a Pentium running NT 3.51 and Linux. I am thinking
>> of buying a Zip drive [100 MB]. Was wondering if any of you
>> are already using it and had any opinions about it.
>> Are larger capacity drives going to be released in the near
>> future?

>Can't speak for the Syquest, but I would avoid anything Iomega like the
>plague--the Iomega drivers and the install software for PC and Mac are
>crap.  I have a SCSI zip 100 drive that does not work with NT 3.51 with
>the ZIP SCSI card or an Adaptec 1542CF.  

>Works with DOS, Mac, or Win95.  Some people report success with NT, not
>me.  Technical support is non-existant.  Heaven help you if a cartridge
>develops a bad sector--makes grinding noises like a 16 year old with a
>clutch.  Mac drivers lock up my Mac 25% of the time even when they are the
>only non-Apple extension loaded.

>-E

I use the zip (scsi version) drive on NT, hooked to a Buslogic 946c host
adapter.  The only problem is that it doesn't like booting up with the zip
powered up with no disk in it.

The real problem is using the iomega zip/zoom scsi card (it's an adaptec chip).  
It's ASPI manager (which I think is Adaptec's EZ-scsi) takes over my Buslogic
card.  I spent a good 30 hours and lotsa phone time with iomega and buslogic,
to no avail - finally I scrapped the Zoom card.

John

 
 
 

Zip drive Vs Syquest Vs regular tape drive : which one?

Post by ghug.. » Sun, 17 Mar 1996 04:00:00






>>> I have a Pentium running NT 3.51 and Linux. I am thinking
>>> of buying a Zip drive [100 MB]. Was wondering if any of you

 
 
 

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