[OT] PCI cards

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Wed Oct 26 13:55:43 CDT 2011


That's if the ZIP disks or drives work at all. Horrible technology, bound to
fail. Remember the 'click of death' ?  Everything iOmega made failed
prematurely.

On 26 October 2011 11:27, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:

> I take it then that the disks are formatted as HFS or HFS plus. This is
> problematic. Windows will not recognize it. Perhaps Ubuntu will, if you
> install the correct support files, I do not know. But I don't think that
> just having drivers for the SCSI card will get you there. You would also
> need Zip drivers to get it to properly recognize the zip drive, and I
> seriously doubt they have THAT for Ubuntu.
>
> You may be in a catch 22 here. I would say an old mac with a SCSI port is
> your only hope. If you boot the Mac with a zip disk in the drive and
> connected, the system will read the drivers off the zip disk, as per the
> SCSI specification, and away you go. I think it will have to be OS 8 or OS 9
> though.
>
> Bob
>
>
> On Oct 26, 2011, at 11:12 AM, Richmond Mathewson wrote:
>
> > I have a lot of useful stuff (mainly old hypercard stacks locked up on a
> load of ZIP disks,
> > and want to get at them via my Iomega Zip drive. I have a SCSI card lying
> around (as one does),
> > and wonder if I can get it to function if I jam it into the back of my
> Pentium 4, 3 GHz, 2 GB RAM
> > Ubuntu machine . . .
> >
> > Ideas would be gratefully received.
> >
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