| are there any special configuration issues concerning Iomega ZIP100
| drives? Mine is working fine with Windows and Linux; FreeBSD correctly
| recognizes it at startup, but all read/write operations are extremely
| slow. Usually, when copying 30 MBytes to a ZIP medium, it takes about 45
| seconds, but with FreeBSD, this operation takes almost 6 minutes.
| The two cd-rom devices that are connected to the same SCSI controller
| (Adaptec 2940AU) work fine and as fast as the should do, and the whole
| rest of the system seems well-configured.
I too find the zip drive annoyingly slow if I use zip disks with msdos
file systems. Put a ufs file system on it, however, and you should
find things speeding up quite nicely. This may not be an option if
you are using the zip to transfer data to and from dos/windoze
systems, but if your zip disks live in a pure freebsd world it't
definitely the way to go.
If I needed regularly to transfer largeish amounts of data onto and
off from a zip disk, I'd probably experiment with keeping an msdos
file system in a regular file on a hard drive, then transferring whole
disk images to and from the zip using dd.
* Harald Hanche-Olsen <URL:http://www.math.ntnu.no/~hanche/>
- Yes it works in practice - but does it work in theory?