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IndyColtsFan

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Somehow I ended up with several of those drives - I don't even remember how I got all of them but I made one a boot drive on my system at the time and had different OS installs on various cartridges.
 

ultimatebob

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Jul 1, 2001
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I used to have an Iomega boot/recovery disk for Mac OS 9 back when I did desktop support. I gotta admit that was pretty handy!
 
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I remember really wanting the Zip drive for the Dreamcast for some reason. I even asked at an Electronics Boutique (or maybe it was Software Etc), but the worker like couldn't even understand what I was saying, like I was speaking a totally foreign language that made no sense to them.
 

Red Squirrel

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I remember drooling over zip drives and jazz drives, but never ended up getting either one. They were kind of short lived though, especially once USB storage started to show up.

To think that now you can buy a 18TB hard drive. :eek: Or buy a 1TB micro SD card. Crazy that they can fit that much storage in something the size of a finger nail.
 

waffleironhead

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I bought a SuperDisk drive. Now those bad boys were really short lived. :oops:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SuperDisk
HA, my FIL and BIL both had ls-120 drives. They were convinced they were the future and suggested we get one on our gateway order. Didn't really see the point of having one when no one else had them. I was transfering CAD files back and forth to school at the time and the school didnt have them.
 
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Paratus

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I had the parallel port Zip drive. Our university Unix & windows machines used them so it was useful for carrying around my CAD and office files.
 

Captante

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Those are not iomega drives.
True. :)

However somewhere in that mashup there is undoubtedly a drive dating back to 1996!


HA, my FIL and BIL both had ls-120 drives. They were convinced they were the future and suggested we get one on our gateway order. Didn't really see the point of having one when no one else had them. I was transfering CAD files back and forth to school at the time and the school didnt have them.
Those LS drives actually were pretty good.... MUCH more reliable then Zip.

CDR's (and even more RW's) pretty much killed off all the "floppy-alternatives" though.
 
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sdifox

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I remember really wanting the Zip drive for the Dreamcast for some reason. I even asked at an Electronics Boutique (or maybe it was Software Etc), but the worker like couldn't even understand what I was saying, like I was speaking a totally foreign language that made no sense to them.
eh? why would a Zip drive work on a Dreamcast?
 

ultimatebob

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eh? why would a Zip drive work on a Dreamcast?
If Sega was forward-thinking enough to add a USB port to it, it probably would have worked. I mean, it ran Windows CE, right? It probably wouldn't have been hard for Iomega or even a third-party developer to write a driver for it.
 
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sdifox

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If Sega was forward-thinking enough to add a USB port to it, it probably would have worked. I mean, it ran Windows CE, right? It probably wouldn't have been hard for Iomega or even a third-party developer to write a driver for it.
what would be the point?
 

Torn Mind

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Ugh, three terrible songs in a row.
I never bothered listening to the other two. But with Mariah
I love my Andantes and I love my concertos. Nearly every song I've heard so far may be best described as a condensed concerto for voice and instruments.
 

sdifox

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Storing games, so you didn't need to load them from disc. The XBox eventually allowed this, but Sega could have got the jump on them.
you need to hack the cd door switch for it to even load pirated games. Dreamcast used a custom 1GB cd rom. pirated games replaced the videos to make them fit in a standard cd rom. if you are going for hacked, then may as well attach a hdd. Totally different era products.
 
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