From: kevin lyda (kevin at domain suberic.net)
Date: Mon 24 May 1999 - 14:31:16 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!
a photographic memory and a dvorak keyboard.
ok, seriously. for transfering files the best thing in my view is no
filesystem. just use gzip/bzip and tar. you'll write less to disk
(no meta data, no partially full clusters, compression) so therefore
the copy should go quicker. filesystems on floppies are silly, and zips
are so slow it's pretty silly there too.
as far as the media, i've found zips to be hit or miss. floppies
too. never used mo drives, but people who have like them. the orb
drives look interesting.
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