[sebhc] H8 Zip drive

Mark Garlanger garlanger at gmail.com
Tue Aug 29 13:54:59 CDT 2006

That would be really interesting to try. I know that the Linux kernel
has support
for the ZIP drive and many other Parallel devices. The homepage is:
http://cyberelk.net/tim/parport/parport.html (Looking at their archives, I found
messages that I posted to their maillist years ago). The big question will
be whether or not the H89 has the speed to keep up with this device.
I believe the code is relatively isolated from from the full kernel, so it may
not be to hard to decode.

I wonder if the SCSI version of the ZIP drive would work with Z-89-67
I think it was Lee that mentioned that it used something (SASI?) earlier but
similiar to SCSI and SCSI drives may work. I would love to have a 100M
disk for my H89 (then I wouldn't have to keep trying to get my soft-sectored
controller working ;-) ).


On 8/29/06, West, Ronald S. <RONALD.S.WEST at saic.com> wrote:
> Anybody know how the parallel interface works on a zip drive? Would be cool
> to try and use a 100mb zip drive on the H8. I have a couple of those lying
> around at work (nobody wants them) so thought I would see if it can be done.
> Ron
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