From: Dave Airlie (david.airlie at domain ul.ie)
Date: Mon 24 May 1999 - 14:56:45 IST
The reason I liked the ZIP drive was it fits nicely in my bag, I don't
have two of them in Limerick, so I just bring one in and out of work !!,
So I'm not happy at all without it, well I'm going to spend my afternoon
having the fun of ringing IOMEGA and sleeping while waiting ,...
> 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
> of a
> > zip, and take hour's to transfer lots of small files!
> > D.
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