From: Paul Curtayne (niche at domain tinet.ie)
Date: Mon 24 May 1999 - 14:11:01 IST
Philps Galaxy Magneto-optical, 640 MB disks for UK6.50, about one
sixth the cost per MB of a Zip disk, drive costs UK 199, is 3-4 times
faster than parallel zip (av 740kb/s), and uses way less CPU, and gets
a great review in Computer Shopper, June, page 594, from which I
quote, not hving one myself.
The drive can be *either* SCSI or parallel, just by flicking a switch!
The drive is actually manufactured by Fujitsu, and they also sell it
(in a different colour for UK270!), but with extra software such as
Ringowin to copy Mac files apparently, and different cables. It works
fine with Mac or PC., apparently.
I don't know about Linux, support perhaps someone can enlighten?
MO disks are way way more robust to a fall, heat, moisture, x-rays
etc. They are also smaller than zip disks, 3.5" and thin
MO - the way of the future, IMHO.
> What other large media disk is there? I have both ZIP and LS-120 and
> had soooo much trouble with my LS120. there also about 3/4 the speed
> zip, and take hour's to transfer lots of small files!
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