Parallel ports

From: John Higginbotham <>
Date: Fri Jan 30 23:36:51 1998

At 09:20 PM 1/30/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Question: when did parallel ports become bi-directional (i.e., useable for
>zip drives and such)?

I've seen bi-directional capability in the BIOS of a GRiD 286 desktop
before. Before that, I can't really say.

>Or, to put it another way, how likely would I be able to (ignoring software
>issues for the moment) hook up my new SyJet drive to say, my m100? What
>about my DG-1?

That would be really cool, but sort of overkill, don'tcha think? I'd be
happy with a 1.44mb or 1.2mb floppy on an M100.

>(P.S., off-topic tip: The Parallel port SyJet is really a SCSI-2 SyJet
>with a fancy cable; if you've already got SCSI, and can maybe use the
>Parallel port feature...)

"What about the parallel version of the EZFlyer 230?" He said, still quite

-John Higginbotham-
Received on Fri Jan 30 1998 - 23:36:51 GMT

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