[Coco] OT... 90's storage formats
badfrog at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 00:03:22 EDT 2009
Heh, changing the subject of this to OT...
The only time I dealt with the SyQuest was with a parallel version. I
thought I was going to have to smash it out of anger it was soooooo
Guess I never tried the SCSI version.
Last year I threw out a whole box of the 1G version of the Syquest
disks, as well as many Jaz disks and drives.
I guess I could have put them on ebay, but I was in charge of moving
my office to another building, there was so much old hardware that I
had no time to worry about the nostalgia factor.
Truthfully, I really didn't think anyone would be using a Jaz or
Syquest drive for any reason.
On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 10:46 PM, Allen Huffman <alsplace at pobox.com> wrote:
> 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.
> -- A
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