33024Re: [midatlanticretro] RE: SCSI ZIP Drive Question
- Oct 29 3:15 PMOn 10/29/2013 06:11 PM, jeff_s_jonas@... wrote:
> I was always suspicious of ZIP drives and somehow avoided them at home,For me, the most reliable media have been, in decreasing order of
> work & school. A 1 gig USB drive got me thru my masters' degree.
> At home I used full size QIC tape drives for backups, then PD
> (phase-differential) 5.25" optical drives. And external SCSI hard drives.
> I was given some 1 gig Jaz drives & cartridges but I think I ruined them
> by using the SCSI controller's low level formatting
> Mac folks preferred Syquest drives and I salvaged a similar removable
> 5.25" hard drive cartridge from an AT&T phone system (Definity?) Long
> before that were 8" LARK removable cartridges and before that 14"
> platters in pizza cases or diskpacks up to 11 platters. Been there, done
- 9-track magtape
- DEC RL01/RL02
- Floppy disks
- Zip disks (100MB version only)
- 8" and 5.25" Bernoulli (the nearly-identical predecessor of Zip)
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
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