[Coco] Setting up a ZIP drive w/ superdriver, help!
Paul T. Barton
idezilla at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 6 21:54:12 EST 2005
It apparantly ruined two zip-100 disks by doing that
low-level format. Durn! From now on I'll use the
"L" option in "format".
Too bad that we can't burn CD's.
I had set it just as you suggested below
and included it with the CDF+CD stuff
being on the same cable).
Paul - idezilla
--- "Boisy G. Pitre" <boisy at boisypitre.com> wrote:
> You should never do a low level format on any hard drive these days.
> It's a waste of time, especially with SuperDriver. That said, doing
> it doesn't actually hurt anything, it just causes format to waste a
> bunch of cycles calling SS.WrTrk over and over, which again, does
> That said, you should have TYP set to $91 (Hard Disk, Drive Size
> Query, 512 byte sector size) and DNS set to $00 (IDE master). It
> should not matter with the SID, CYL and SCT values are, as the driver
> will find out the size of the ZIP disk by interrogating it (due to
> having bit 4 in the TYP byte set).
> I've ran both ZIP 100 and ZIP 250 ATAPI drives on my SuperIDE and
> both work equally well with SuperDriver. Let us know what happens.
> On Dec 6, 2005, at 7:33 PM, Paul T. Barton wrote:
> > Mark,
> > Thanks for the reply, unexpected from you, as I know
> > you're busy.
> > I have the zip drive on the same cable
> > as the CD-R drive at $FF50.
> > CD-R is slave, zip is master.
> > typ=$91 (or maybe $D1?)
> > sid=$01, cyl=$60 sec=$800
> > I tried to format it (low level) it got partway and I
> > gave up waiting and ^C'd out. Then it wouldn't go past
> > sector 2. So now I have two disks that are only 2 sectors
> > long, HA! :-)
> > I guess that zip disks don't get low-level formatted but
> > should use the "L" option in "format".
> > Paul - idezilla
> > --- Mark Marlette <mark at cloud9tech.com> wrote:
> >> Paul,
> >> Yes....Use it all the time.
> >> I use a SCSI version external. If that is the one leave to the
> >> termination ON, no matter what.
> >> You will want to what out for the auto query bit in the descriptor if
> >> you plan on a partition. Otherwise let the driver be smart and take
> >> care of things.
> >> IDE drive master/slave setup and it should just work.
> >> What are the problems you are having????
> >> Mark
> >> Quoting "Paul T. Barton" <idezilla at yahoo.com>:
> >>> Has anyone setup a zip drive with cloud9's superdriver?
> >>> (successfully). I want to know how,
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> Paul - idezilla
> >>> Yes, I have it and the instructions.
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