From: Kevin Dunleavy (kevind at domain iona.com)
Date: Mon 24 May 1999 - 12:29:59 IST
Diarmaid O'Loughlin wrote:
> What other large media disk is there? I have both ZIP and LS-120 and have
> had soooo much trouble with my LS120. there also about 3/4 the speed of a
> zip, and take hour's to transfer lots of small files!
The ORB drive from Castlewood Systems. (www.castlewoodsystems.com)
It's really a 2Gb removeable hard drive. But it looks like a Zip/Jazz.
Cost's less, and the media appear cheap.
Works under Linux too. But I've yet to get first hand experience of it.
(Search slashdot under "ORB drive" for the story + comments.)
I use a Zip drive to shift large files between work and home. It's not
particularly fast, but it is _damn_ handy. Ever tried zipping 83Mb over
Picking the correct mode for your parallel port makes a speed
difference. According to Iomega, so does installing the Zip tools rather
than just the basic driver. But I don't have the tools available to
allow me to check this.
-- Kevin Dunleavy OrbixWeb Customer Engineering IONA Technologies
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