From: Aidan Keady (aidan at domain ssldesign.com)
Date: Thu 06 May 1999 - 11:17:54 IST
> >wanted something to take home and back continiously, well then a zip
> >drive is smaller and more portable. But on the other hand they are much
> >bigger capacity disks than the zip's for instance.
> There's a new Zip 250 model out. Same size drive, backwardly compatible
> with Zip 100 disks.
> Dunno anything about it, just that it exists :-)
I don't know about the Zip 250, but I found the old Zip 100 very unreliable.
The best thing I've used is a Syquest SparQ drive - a 1Gb parallel port device.
It supposedly works under Linux (par-ide), tho' I haven't had any joy yet.
I guess it's more of a removable hard drive than a back-up device. The drive
cost about IR170 (Electronics Boutique) and extra cartridges were around IR40
in PC World (and hence, probably much cheaper elsewhere ;).
With Syquest gone, I don't know if they're still available ;(
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