[ale] New Toy: Old Zip Drive
esoteric at 3times25.net
Thu Feb 19 16:48:38 EST 2004
Nathan J. Underwood wrote:
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> I saw this and had to giggle a little bit. I have a client who has ALL
> of her images on Zip disks, and swears by them. I had 3 old Zip100
> drives tucked away (not quite sure why). I couldn't believe it when I
> was able to mount it and get the data off of it!!
I used to buy mac formatted disks, as they were actually cheaper at some
shops because they couldn't get rid of them. They didn't have a clue
that all you had to do was fdisk/mkfs (fdisk/format).
I also was able to recover some art work that was done by a contractor
on a mac. I mounted the mac zip on my Linux box and was able to pull
the data off because Linux supported that file system. Sweet..
Until later, Geoffrey Registered Linux User #108567
Building secure systems inspite of Microsoft
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