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Iomega Zip disks & OS X - your experiences?
Posted by: incognegro
Date: June 06, 2006 11:18AM
i know many have moved away from zip disks (with good reason), but i'm wondering if those of you who still use them have had problems with them under OS X, as described on this page:

[www.mrbarrett.com]

thanks for all constructive feedback. FWIW, i don't use them now.



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Re: Iomega Zip disks & OS X - your experiences?
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: June 06, 2006 11:23AM
Once in a blue moon we would get them from clients, and sometimes they were a problem. Haven't seen any for a couple of years now. 99% of our file intake is now Internet-based.

I have never had a problem with them myself on Jag or Panther.
I still have a drive in my old B&W which I used to copy all my old zips a couple years ago.





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Re: Iomega Zip disks & OS X - your experiences?
Posted by: RonT
Date: June 06, 2006 03:13PM
No problems here. Powerbook Pismo is my main entry point for all things personal & business. I use the zip drive in it to backup everything to my G4 and have never had a problem. I guess I've been lucky beacuse I've never had a Zip disk fail under any circumstances. BTW - OS10.4.3 is the OS on both computers.

Ron
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Re: Iomega Zip disks & OS X - your experiences?
Posted by: raz
Date: June 06, 2006 04:01PM
My SCSI Zip sent my QS into immediate kernel panic when I was upgrading to Tiger. Fortunately, I'd already moved the contents of the zips to the HD (with another HD as backup). The drive is in the parts box in the basement.

I haven't missed it.



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Re: Iomega Zip disks & OS X - your experiences?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 06, 2006 04:17PM
yah, the SCSI issue was common. My internal G4 IDE zip drive still works. Well enough for me to get archived stuff off the ZIP drive collection and burn it onto a less obsolete medium- DVD-RAM. (sigh... That's life on the trailing edge of technology).
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Re: Iomega Zip disks & OS X - your experiences?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: June 06, 2006 04:36PM
raz, the SCSI problem with Tiger -- I figured that out awhile back. It is usable (if you want to use it.)

Myself, I haven't had any problems with Zips under X specifically, though I've had lots of problems with Zips in general... the COD, mostly.




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Re: Iomega Zip disks & OS X - your experiences?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 06, 2006 06:39PM
again, what was your solution peter?
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Re: Iomega Zip disks & OS X - your experiences?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: June 06, 2006 06:44PM
Racer X, took some hunting, but look here:

[forums.dealmac.com]
[forums.dealmac.com]




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Re: Iomega Zip disks & OS X - your experiences?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 06, 2006 08:09PM
I'll give it a try before too long. I have always used active terminators. I even have one, with an adapter, hooked up to my SCSI Zip.

I have been fortunate to have never had any significant SCSI voodoo. Now FW flakeyness, that's another problem...
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Re: Iomega Zip disks & OS X - your experiences?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: June 06, 2006 08:38PM
Racer X, I've had both SCSI voodoo AND Firewire hinkiness. The difference, I've found, is that with the SCSI voodoo, it's been relatively easy to track down the problem; with the Firewire hinkiness, the problem has often been that something was permanently blown, and unrecoverable. For that reason, in some ways, I actually prefer SCSI.




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