Iomega ZIP drives

From: Jules Richardson <>
Date: Sun Dec 12 06:30:18 2004

On Sun, 2004-12-12 at 01:20 -0500, wrote:

> It could be possible to hack together a similar interface for floppies,
> though (encapsulate over parallel port)

I think I kicked off a similar discussion a while back as I wanted to be
able to hook a floppy drive up to the parallel port to read / write raw
data and do all the processing in software (so I could read alien format

Problem was that the parallel port is way too slow for the data stream
needed for the floppy - so yes it could be done, but you need a
reasonably intelligent interface which buffers data at the track level
though and oversamples the data stream on reading.


Received on Sun Dec 12 2004 - 06:30:18 GMT

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