Subject: Re: ZIP drives
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Ty Sarna <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/29/1995 00:53:57
In article <>,
John F. Woods <> wrote:
> > Is anyone else playing with one of these little buggers?
> I have SyQuest's somewhat feeble attempt to compete with them, the EZ135...

How is faster, 35% more capaity, a standard form factor drive, and the
ability to be set to IDs other than 5 or 6 feeble? I'm glad the ZIP was
sold out and we ended up ordring an EZ instead (of course, it's sold out
too and we're still waiting... maybe tomorrow).

> > If so, I'd like to discuss working on a removable media system of
> > some sort so these drives can be used without root access.

This also brings us back once again to cross-platform disklabel support,
since one is much more likely to share removeable media between systems
than fixed disks.  I for one will probably one want to mount
RDB-formatted disks with aodsfs filesystems on a NetBSD/i386 machine at
some point.