View Full Version : Zip drives on the amiga?
11-26-2002, 02:25 PM
I know that you can add a 100Meg zip drive to the Amiga (and therfore I assume the AmigaONE) but does anyone know if the same things will work for the 250Mb and 750Mb versions?
11-26-2002, 02:32 PM
I have never tried it, but may be worth checking the old 'Zip drives on the amiga' site archive we have. . .
11-26-2002, 02:43 PM
I have a SCSI Zip250 hooked up to my A4000T and it works fine. Basically the Amiga sees it as a 100MB or 250MB hard drive depending on the disk.
11-26-2002, 03:03 PM
maybe This (http://www.iomega.com/support/documents/2160.html) could help :-)
I have an external SCSI Zip250 and it works perfectly fine. They are damn good for me.
11-26-2002, 04:12 PM
Zip250 drivers are available on Aminet.
I use a Castlewood 2.2gb Orb drive (about the size of a Zip drive, but takes 2.2 Gb disks) with my A1200 and A3000. No special drivers needed - just treat it as a SCSI hard drive. It even came with a SCSI to USB adapter so I can use it on my desktop PC's and laptop too.
11-26-2002, 04:23 PM
thanks for all the info! Does anyone know how easy it is to connect an IDE zip drive up to an Amiga? Does it get treated like a normal hardrive?
I ask because the IDE version is alot eiaser to get hold of (not to mention cheaper) then the SCSI
I used a IDE Zip 100 for years then my brother nicked it for his PC
just plug it in and go.
I preffered to use mountlist and treat it more like a floppy than a
hardrive. You can use crossdos with it this way so can swap data with
Windows or Mac.
I think that there are some decent mountlists included with OS3.9.
11-27-2002, 02:01 AM
I used a IDE Zip 100 for years then my brother nicked it for his PC just plug it in and go.</quote>
Pretty much the case. If it is SCSI you are good to go. I have an old faithful zip 100 external bought when the things were new, and it still is plugging along. I currently have an internal SCSI in the SCSI tower, liberated from the PCs. The only SCSI device I could not get to work was a Mustek scanner.
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