Classic Color and Zip Drives

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  1. eddjedi macrumors regular

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    I have obtained a Color Classic (1) running System 7.1, and want to get some of my favourite old games on to it. It has no networking capability so i'm struggling to figure out how to get files on to it. I was thinking an external SCSI zip drive - does System 7 recognize this without any drivers? And what about formatting discs?

    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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    Zip drive drivers were a hit and miss affair.

    Depending on what version of Zip Tools were used to format the Zip disk, the disk itself may have drivers on the disk or may not.

    The safest bet is to use the Zip Tools 4.2 or 4.3 and install the system extension.

    -- NOTE: this is NOT "IomegaWare Install" but "Zip Tools"

    See "Iomega Zip Package v4.2 (948 k)" here:

    http://www.macdrivermuseum.net/disk.html

    After installing, "Iomega Tools" can be used to format the disk.

    ALWAYS use the "Erase with surface verify" and of course, this option erases ALL FILES on the Zip disk so make a backup of the disk if the files on it are required.
     
  3. eddjedi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply. So if I get the zip package on to a floppy, install on System 7.1, it should then enable me to plug in a SCSI zip drive and format a disk?
     
  4. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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    Yes. Just remember that SCSI devices MUST only be connected when the Mac is OFF. Power on the SCSI device before you boot the Mac. :)
     

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