[Coco] Zip 100 drive

Andrew 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
Glendale, Arizona

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