Zip drive, SyQuest or EZ Backup disk drive?

Zip drive, SyQuest or EZ Backup disk drive?

Post by JTrac245 » Wed, 20 Mar 1996 04:00:00



I haven't found a service bureau yet but I'm looking for the most widely
accepted,
and best backup drive to get that any service bureau would accept.

Thanks for any advice.

John Traczyk

 
 
 

Zip drive, SyQuest or EZ Backup disk drive?

Post by Michael Kna » Fri, 22 Mar 1996 04:00:00


:
: I haven't found a service bureau yet but I'm looking for the most widely
: accepted,
: and best backup drive to get that any service bureau would accept.
:
The most widely accepted is the 88MB syquest, but it's not the best.

Michael

 
 
 

Zip drive, SyQuest or EZ Backup disk drive?

Post by Kass Joh » Fri, 22 Mar 1996 04:00:00




> I haven't found a service bureau yet but I'm looking for the most widely
> accepted,
> and best backup drive to get that any service bureau would accept.

> Thanks for any advice.

> John Traczyk

I wrote an in-depth comparison article of the ZIP and EZ135 for a European
dtp magazine. It is now available on my web site at
     http://www2.csn.net/~kassj/zipvsez135.html
Note that this article does contain tables, so a table-capable browser is
required.

FWIW,

-K
--

Kass Johns
Electronic Publishing Systems Integrator

http://www2.csn.net/~kassj

 
 
 

Zip drive, SyQuest or EZ Backup disk drive?

Post by Bob Crisl » Sat, 23 Mar 1996 04:00:00



Oh, and, I forgot, in case my EZ135 vs. Zip diatribe was off the mark . . .

Every service bureau in creation has the ability to read 44MB SyQuests.
Most can read 88MB SyQuests. Other, better, solutions are gaining ground,
but I don't think any of them have the universality that the
designed-in-the-Stalinist-Soviet-Union 5 1/4" SyQuest has.

Bob Crisler

AOL:Husker Bob

 
 
 

Zip drive, SyQuest or EZ Backup disk drive?

Post by W TR » Sat, 23 Mar 1996 04:00:00


>Oh, and, I forgot, in case my EZ135 vs. Zip diatribe was off the mark . .
.

>Every service bureau in creation has the ability to read 44MB SyQuests.
>Most can read 88MB SyQuests. Other, better, solutions are gaining ground,
>but I don't think any of them have the universality that the
>designed-in-the-Stalinist-Soviet-Union 5 1/4" SyQuest has.

>Bob Crisler

>AOL:Husker Bob

Which is, of course, exactly _WHY_ I have both a 44mB SQ & a ZIP drive
running on my PC  :-)

Warren Tryk
TRYK/DESIGN
45.00N, 123.01W

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Zip drive, SyQuest or EZ Backup disk drive?

Post by Bob Crisl » Sat, 23 Mar 1996 04:00:00




> I haven't found a service bureau yet but I'm looking for the most widely
> accepted,
> and best backup drive to get that any service bureau would accept.

> Thanks for any advice.

> John Traczyk

We like our ZIP. I read somewhere (MacWEEK?) that the one-sided EZ
platters are actually rejected two-sided platters from hard drive
manufacturers, one which one side is good, the other bad. If SyQuest ends
up selling lots of EZ135s, and ends up sucking up all of the available
surplus platters, then they'll have to make single-sided platters
expressly for the EZ135, and you'll see the price of that media go up.

Iomega has a distinct advantage over SyQuest in the manufature of media
for these two systems: the ZIP media is flexible (read: cheap); the
SyQuest media is  anything but (although, for now, they can supply their
cartridges from the scratch-and-dent bin) . . .

Furthermore, the EZ135 is from SyQuest, a company that has always provided
a standard of inelegant design that has made only the strangest of
bedfellows with the Mac. Iomega may have been a non-player in the Mac
market for years, but the whole Zip solution, software and hardware, is
elegant in a way that SyQuest could never fathom.

That said, find a competent service bureau, find out what they have and/or
are in the process of acquiring, and make your decision from there.

Bob Crisler

AOL:Husker Bob

 
 
 

Zip drive, SyQuest or EZ Backup disk drive?

Post by Peter Zelchen » Sun, 24 Mar 1996 04:00:00






> Oh, and, I forgot, in case my EZ135 vs. Zip diatribe was off the mark . . .

> Every service bureau in creation has the ability to read 44MB SyQuests.
> Most can read 88MB SyQuests. Other, better, solutions are gaining ground,
> but I don't think any of them have the universality that the
> designed-in-the-Stalinist-Soviet-Union 5 1/4" SyQuest has.

Eh? It was? Do tell!
--

Apple Publishing Technology Centre Beijing
China Research Institute of Printing Science and Technology
 
 
 

Zip drive, SyQuest or EZ Backup disk drive?

Post by JTrac245 » Tue, 26 Mar 1996 04:00:00


Thankyou everyone for your e-mail and postings regarding which drive
to purchase. You have made the decision to contact the service bureaus in
my nieghborhood a must.

Thank you again,

John Traczyk

 
 
 

Zip drive, SyQuest or EZ Backup disk drive?

Post by Jonathan Dav » Fri, 29 Mar 1996 04:00:00


I haven't found a service bureau yet but I'm looking for the most widely
accepted,
and best backup drive to get that any service bureau would accept.

Thanks for any advice.

John Traczyk <<

John,
The Zip Drive or the EZ drive are not really ment to be backup devices.
They can be used that way by all means but more for the purpose of data
transfer or for simple archival. I know this may seem like nitpicking,
but data backup generally requires a much larger device like a DAT or
DLT tape drive. These are meant to be used on a daily basis and are used
when your machine loses a file or heaven forbid, all your files.

To answer your question, the zip drive seems to be more popular and is
very easy to bring with you to the service bureau. The driver install is
almost transparent. However the EZ drive is more like a hard drive and
such is faster. Probably the best device to purchase for data transfer
to a service bureau that they all have is a 200MB Syquest 5.25" drive.

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Zip drive, SyQuest or EZ Backup disk drive?

Post by Bill » Mon, 01 Apr 1996 04:00:00


> To answer your question, the zip drive seems to be more popular and is
> very easy to bring with you to the service bureau. The driver install is
> almost transparent. However the EZ drive is more like a hard drive and
> such is faster. Probably the best device to purchase for data transfer
> to a service bureau that they all have is a 200MB Syquest 5.25" drive.

> --

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But, cost wise, either the Zip or EZ is much better to get.  The 200MB
Syquest drives are still rather costly.  Not to mention, any good
service bureau will already have a Zip or EZ drive.  If they don't,
then it's not a service bureau who's too serious about making it
convenient for a client.

Bill