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click death

Post by Joey » Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:53 am

so I happened upon a k2vx on the cheap, and plan on getting a scsi zip drive

question:

does the click death still exist?
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Re: click death

Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:13 am

Yes, but there are scsi flash options now so you don't have to deal with zip drives.

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Re: click death

Post by Ashe37 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:15 am

yeah, get one of the SCSI flash drives, dont bother with the zip drives.

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Re: click death

Post by Joey » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:30 am

score!

thanks for the heads up
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Re: click death

Post by rhino » Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:43 pm

Joey wrote:
question:

does the click death still exist?
picked up a K2500. Please enlighten me about "click death". Thanks.
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Re: click death

Post by Joey » Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:13 pm

Zip and jazz drives are prone to a random and inevitable death that causes you to lose all of your data. It's called click death because when you insert a disk it will make a terrible clicking noise before it deletes your data.
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Re: click death

Post by rhino » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:33 pm

thanks. I bought an Akai S1100 sampler some time back. came with four Zip drives. Was thinking about using them on the Kurz, but I'll heed your warning; flash memory it will be!
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Re: click death

Post by tallowwaters » Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:03 pm

Conversely, I used a zip drive (refurbished Iomega 100) for a few years with 0 issues.
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Re: click death

Post by space6oy » Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:52 pm

click death would be a pretty cool band/album name...

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Re: click death

Post by Ashe37 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:46 am

tallowwaters wrote:Conversely, I used a zip drive (refurbished Iomega 100) for a few years with 0 issues.
I used a SCSI Zip (100, when 100 was the only model) on my Amiga for 2 1/2 years with no problems. The problem now is, all the drives are old, and so are the cartridges. I have a Jaz drive right now that I'm not using, i actually got it used, for the USB -> SCSI interface that came with it.

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Re: click death

Post by Mr Knesh » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:02 am

I used a Boss Br-8 for about 6 years to record with. All in all I had collected like, 30 100mb zip disks and I was exchanging information in between disks all the time. I only ever had a problem with one of them.

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Re: click death

Post by portland » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:11 am

The other problem with Zip Drives is that the disks often just don't work. I've even bought new ones that didn't work out of the box.

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Re: click death

Post by Solderman » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:49 pm

I need to see if the Zip cartridges I used from 2000-2003 still work, but my Jaz drive story is even worse. I had a Jaz drive around '97-98. One day when I ejected the Jaz cartridge, a small piece of metal came out with it. It never spun up cartridges again. Before that, I had already gone through 2 of them, the others just failing to read data at all after a few hours' use. Iomega deserves all the ridiculde and suffering they have been given.
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Re: click death

Post by implant » Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:43 pm

why didn't i think of this before? oh yeah, i went primarily software.
my k2500 is in storage and i was dreading using the damn jaz drive again. glad this thread showed up.
though like tallowwaters my jaz drives did infact work just fine for years but the fear remains!!!!!

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Re: click death

Post by Tchammosaur » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:37 pm

space6oy wrote:click death would be a pretty cool band/album name...
I agree

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