[Coco] Zip 100 drive
keeper63 at cox.net
Wed Sep 16 12:49:44 EDT 2020
Ok - I think I may understand what the issue is - thinking about it a bit...
I'm taking it that you are using the ZIP drive with an IDE interface on
the the CoCo (probably with OS-9 or NitrOS-9)?
If so, then of course my suggestion won't work for your needs, so ignore
it - mostly.
I think I'd still maybe try one of the ATAPI IDE ZIP100 drives - they
aren't expensive (last I looked) on Ebay, so I think worth a shot.
That said, though - I seriously consider moving everything off one of
those drives and onto something like the SDC or something modern (or
mainly, more reliable - the ZIP drive was/is nice - but it always had
that "click of death" issue that I don't know if they ever solved).
Ultimately - get your data onto something that can be backed up, if you
aren't running backups already...ideally, the SDC or DriveWire, and some
kind of method to push it to a Google Drive or Dropbox or similar cloud
storage, plus something local - that would be ideal.
Then ditch the ZIP drive.
Andrew L. Ayers
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