Excellent coprocessor (FPU)
This time it turned out with a floating point. In time, apparently, they lured the team of Dirk Meyer, one of the creators of Alpha 21264. Now the floating point…

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Our tips
Tip 1 Turn on the Zip drive only for the duration of discarding information with constant monitoring of its operation, so that when clicks appear, inspect the drive in a…

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The thickness of the magnetic layer of the disk
Removable magnetic media, manufactured by Iomega for Bernoulli drives, were extremely durable and reliable and cost quite a bit. The special 3-inch disks used in Zip are very similar to…

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Zip Drive Frequently Asked Questions

What are the models of Zip drives?
Currently, there are 2 main types of Zip drives: Zip-100 (100 MB removable disk capacity) and Zip-250 (250 MB removable disk capacity). Zip-100 is available in both external and internal versions. In external design, Zip-100 drives are available with SCSI, LPT and combined (Zip Plus) interfaces. A drive with a combined interface (Zip Plus) automatically recognizes the type of interface to which the drive is connected. Continue reading

The Iron Problem of 2000

The 2000 issue is already becoming a hot topic. Moreover, a little more than 200 days remain before its onset. The point is that, for a number of reasons, in computer systems the abbreviated designation of the year is very widely used – in the form of two digits. Until now, this has not led to confusion: the first two digits of the year have always been “19”. With the advent of 2000, there will inevitably be confusion in the interpretation of the meaning of the year. Continue reading

Golden Disks and IDE
The problem of recording "golden" discs has already been covered on our website (as well as in the journal CHIP, No. 8, 1999). However, the problems continue. Only, if earlier…

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Design Features of the Zip Drive Head Drive
Unlike HDDs, the Zip drive uses a linear drive with a moving coil. There are two types of drive mechanisms for moving coil heads: linear and rotary. These types differ…

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The Iron Problem of 2000
The 2000 issue is already becoming a hot topic. Moreover, a little more than 200 days remain before its onset. The point is that, for a number of reasons, in…

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Description of the errors detected by TIP.EXE
In the case when the drive is absolutely unable to access any of the four Z-tracks of the cartridge, it gives a message about the failure of the Z-tracks. In…

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