Re: Iomega Zip
On Fri, Sep 18, 1998 at 09:56:49AM -0700, mjv wrote:
> Also, I assume I can create a Linux fs on a zip disk - and I assume that since
> we can squeeze 1.6meg from a regular floppy, the same could be true with squeezing
> extra space from the Zip floppy. Anyone have any experience with this?
I'd say no chance. The floppy drive allows you to use higher density
and more tracks than are usually used on floppy disks, but there's no
reason to think that the Zip drive will let you do this. Since it's
Iomega-controlled, I'm pretty sure they'd be using the absolutely
maximum reliable capacity of the disk. With floppy drives, individual
manufactures can't just started calling their drives 1.6mb because
they're standard drives.
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