Iomega SCSI 250Mb Zip and System 7.x

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  1. aris95 macrumors newbie

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    Hello is it possible to use Iomega SCSI 250Mb Zip with System 7.x? Even make the Macintosh LC II to boot from SCSI zip drive?

    Or should i stay with Iomega SCSI 100Mb Zip? Are there possible speed issues when using 100mb disks in 250mb drive?
     
  2. MacTech68 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, apparently it is possible, but you'll need the correct driver. IomegaWare v1.1.3 is the only version that works with System 7 and seems to provide support for Zip250MB drives.

    However, there seemed to be a problem with an unimplemented trap which is as yet unresolved.

    Have a look at this thread for links to the IomegaWare installer:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1794031
     
  3. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    It should be able to boot from it no problem, just put the disk in the drive *BEFORE* powering on the Mac. Most removable-disk SCSI drives will, if the disk is in when starting up, report that they are a hard disk rather than a removable-disk drive.

    At least, I've used a Zip100 this way - when you do it in this order:
    1. Power on Zip drive.
    2. Insert disk.
    3. Power on computer.
    4. Computer boots from Zip disk, treating the disk as a hard drive.
     
  4. aris95 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your answers i'll start hunting 250mb zip drive :)
     

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