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Re: Iomega Zip

Not only that, but I don't think that you can low level format a zip
drive, as you can with a floppy.  You MUST buy preformatted zips,
which is why they come in PC and Mac flavors.
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

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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