From: Caolan McNamara (Caolan.McNamara at domain ul.ie)
Date: Wed 05 May 1999 - 17:00:07 IST
On 05-May-99 John P. Looney wrote:
>On Wed, May 05, 1999 at 04:47:03PM +0100, Paul Curtayne mentioned:
>> any opinions on the Jaz drive from Iomega: removable 2 GB disks (~75
>> quid each), SCSI interface., cost 299 sterling inc. VAT.
> You should ask yourself. Do you feel lucky ? Friend had one, and backed up
>a load of stuff onto 3 disks & wiped his system. Then dropped the disks.
>Two died, one survived.
Now that you mention it, while we never had any problems with the 1gig jazz
drives, as soon as we got the 2gig drive we had a few issues with it.
coworker backed up to jazz and reformatted machine (in a fit of temper :-))
and restored from the jazz only to find to his horror that his accumulated
5 years worth of mail (180+megs) could only be read to about 70megs in. linux
was throwing all sorts of scsi errors at me, tried it in a windows machine with
the same effect except that windows exploded rather than complained. Ran some
tools over it, but basically twas a hardware flaw with the jazz disk itself,
serious pain in the ass.
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