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DrStrange
Technically feasible
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join:2001-07-23
West Hartford, CT
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reply to floydb1982

Re: What happened to 2.88MB Floppy Disks

Nobody was interested.

I used 155MB mini CD-RWs formatted using DirectCD [UDF format, read/write]. A mini CD-RW in a jewel case is the same size as a 3.5" floppy. They were much more plentiful and much less expensive than 2.88MB floppies, Zips or SuperDisks [120 or 240MB floptical, looked like an overweight floppy].


Dustyn
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join:2003-02-26
Ontario, CAN
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I still have my ZIP drives... and disks. I remember they also suffered from a thing called "The Click Of Death". Thankfully neither of my units were affected.
I had the external parallel port version which still works to this day... along with an internal drive. The last operating system that supported these pieces of hardware natively, was Windows XP 64-bit Edition. I retired them after Vista and onwards. I could not get the external version to work in any later OS.
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DKS
Damn Kidney Stones
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join:2001-03-22
Owen Sound, ON
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said by Dustyn:

I still have my ZIP drives...

I had both, as well. Long gone to computer recycling.
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Octavean
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join:2001-03-31
New York, NY
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reply to Dustyn
Same here, I still have both my Zip drives (Parallel and IDE) as well as a 1GB SparQ drive.

n_w95482
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join:2005-08-03
Ukiah, CA
reply to Dustyn
I have an external SCSI Zip drive in my closet that was given to me a few years ago. The last time I tried it with my old Mac, it worked fine. I also have another one (external parallel I think) at work, boxed and shrink-wrapped.
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jadinolf
I love you Fred
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join:2005-07-09
Ojai, CA
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reply to Dustyn
said by Dustyn:

I still have my ZIP drives... and disks. I remember they also suffered from a thing called "The Click Of Death". Thankfully neither of my units were affected.
I had the external parallel port version which still works to this day... along with an internal drive. The last operating system that supported these pieces of hardware natively, was Windows XP 64-bit Edition. I retired them after Vista and onwards. I could not get the external version to work in any later OS.

I still have two zip drives installed. They are for my Quicken backup.
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