[Coco] My CoCo plans - Looking for advice and insight.
alsplace at pobox.com
Mon Apr 6 23:46:36 EDT 2009
On Apr 6, 2009, at 10:43 PM, Sean wrote:
> Oh, I got a ZIP drive in early '95 for my first PC. Hell of a time
> finding them in stock back then, they sold out fast. At the time I
> wished there was a SCSI interface to use it with my CoCo!
I, too, remember quite a wait to get a ZIP drive early on. I had a
SCSI model, but it could not be used on the CoCo since at the time the
CoCo SCSI interfaces did not provide hardware parity. Instead, I used
it on my MM/1.
In speaking with some Atari ST vendors on GEnie, they too had faced
similar problems and one guy gave me the specs for the one chip they
used to add hardware parity to their Atari interface. I do not know if
other CoCo interfaces came out that supported the parity (CLoud-9s?)
but it was a drag not being able to use these on my CoCo.
Instead, I chose SyQuest EZ135 -- faster and more storage and similar
prices. Alas, SyQuest lost the format war.
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