[OT] G4 goes West

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Tue Jun 15 12:57:48 EDT 2010


Bob,

that also happened to zip disks... it was called the click of death... I
experienced that while backing up a G3 while its hard drive was failing and
I was desperatelly copying the data, I could copy maybe 3 or 4 disks before
I heard the click... what a horrible sound... CLICK, BRRRR, CLICK, BRRRRR,
CLICK... one less zip disk. The hard drive finished failing. I had 4 backup
disks and no zip drive to use them anymore. In the end, I bought another one
just to recover my backup. Argh!

Never bought another IOMega product again.



On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 1:52 PM, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:

> Hey now! The technology didn't fail, they had some kind of manufacturing
> defect which ate a disk which in turn made the drive destroy every disk you
> put in afterwards. But the technology was sound. Just wanted to make that
> distinction.
>
> Something similar happened to the Jazz disks too, but they were solid
> disks. The drives started destroying disks. That was pretty much the end of
> them. <sigh> sad days.
>
> Bob
>
>
> On Jun 12, 2010, at 10:07 AM, stephen barncard wrote:
>
> > Remember zips are still 'floppy disks' with higher
> > density and the failed 'Bernoulli' technology.
>
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