RE: Are Zip drives obsolete?

Subject: RE: Are Zip drives obsolete?
From: Emru Townsend <etownsen -at- Softimage -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 08:41:02 -0500

After David Berg dropped me a line, I hit the Web to see if my memory was
faulty. It was. The problem first came to light in mid-1998, and it
affected Zip drives made after January 1995. It affected predominantly
external drives, but that may be because there were so many more external
drives around at the time.

I think the problem's since been rectified, but I don't have time to do the
research.

Emru Townsend, Information Developer | etownsen -at- softimage -dot- com
Softimage, Inc.
Personal page: http://purpleplanetmedia.com
Recent musings: http://www.montreal.com/tech/2000/10/17nap.html


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Emru Townsend [mailto:etownsen -at- Softimage -dot- COM]
>
> Several people have mentioned the Zip drives' "click of
> death" problem. One
> thing I'm certain of is that this only applies to external
> drives; one I'm
> not so certain of is that this was fixed on drives
> manufactured after a
> certain date (I seem to remember late '98). FWIW.

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