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  • Explain Zip Drive?

    A Zip drive and Zip disk is a hardware data storage device developed by Iomega that functions like a standard 1.44" floppy drive and diskette. What makes the Iomega Zip drive unique is its capability to hold up to 100 MB of data or 250 MB of data on the later models. Iomega Zip drives became very popular in late 1990s but quickly became less popular as users needed larger storage capabilities. The drive was eventually replaced by CD-R and CD-RW drives and discs as they became cheaper since they offered much more storage and compatibility.

  • Explain Software Setup?

    Once the drive has installed and setup in BIOS or is detected by BIOS, the Zip disk drive should have been included with a CD, floppy, or Zip disk to install the software for the drive. Note: For users who have Microsoft Windows 98, 2000, ME or later the drive should be automatically detected and installed, but the default installation will not install the Iomega Tools.

  • Explain Cmos Setup?

    Once the Zip Drive has been connected to the computer, replace the case back and connect the keyboard, monitor, and power to the computer. We do not recommend that you connect all the cables yet because if there are issues, you may have to disconnect them again.

    Because you are installing an IDE/EIDE device, it is required that the drive be setup properly within BIOS. Turn on the computer and as the computer is booting enter BIOS setup. In CMOS verify that the IDE/EIDE device is either setup as Auto or is setup as a 100MB HDD. It is important to note that older computers may not properly detect an IDE/EIDE device and it may be required that a BIOS update be obtained.

  • Explain Attach Cables?

    Once the Zip disk drive has been installed into the computer, connect the IDE/EIDE interface cable to the back of the zip drive. Almost always the red or blue side of the cable represents PIN 1 and is connected with the colored side of the cable facing the power connection.

    Once the IDE/EIDE cable has been connected to the back of the Zip drive, connect the power cable to the back of the drive. This cable is almost always keyed and only goes in one direction.

  • Described Drive Bays?

    An internal zip drive is always going to occupy or need a 3.5-inch drive bay. If no 3.5-inch drive bay is available, the computer needs a drive bracket and partial front bezel to cover the empty portion of the front of the Zip disk drive. Drive brackets are included with the internal zip disk drive package. If your computer does not accept the drive bracket you may want to consider any of the below recommendations.

    Contact the computer manufacturer for drive brackets compatible with your computer. Visit a local computer store for alternate brackets.

  • How To Set The Jumpers?

    When installing the IDE/EIDE zip drive ensure that the Zip drive has the proper jumper setting. The Zip drive is set as a Slave device.

  • How To Installing A Pc Ide/eide Zip Drive?

    • Write down important information from the top or bottom of the hard drive such as the Model Number, Serial Number, and specifications.
    • Ensure you are familiar with ESD and its potential dangers.
    • When physically installing the zip disk drive, ensure the computer is powered down and unplugged.
  • Explain Difference Between Static And Dynamic Ram?

    Static RAM: No refreshing, 6 to 8 MOS transistors are required to form one memory cell, Information stored as voltage level in a flip flop.

    Dynamic RAM: Refreshed periodically, 3 to 4 transistors are required to form one memory cell, Information is stored as a charge in the gate to substrate capacitance.

  • Design A Fsm For Vending Machine Now?

    High-density n- type Complimentary Metal Oxide Silicon field effect transistor.

  • Explain What Is The Difference Between Microprocessor And Microcontroller?

    In Microprocessor more op-codes, few bit handling instructions. But in Microcontroller: fewer op-codes, more bit handling Instructions, and also it is defined as a device that includes micro processor, memory, & input / output signal lines on a single chip.

  • Explain What Is The Disadvantage Of Microprocessor?

    It has limitations on the size of data. Most Microprocessor does not support floating-point operations.

  • Explain Why Does Microprocessor Contain Rom Chips?

    Microprocessor contain ROM chip because it contain instructions to execute data.

  • Explain What Does Microprocessor Speed Depend On?

    The processing speed depends on DATA BUS WIDTH.

  • Explain What Is The Difference Between Primary And Secondary Storage Device?

    In primary storage device the storage capacity is limited. It has a volatile memory. In secondary storage device the storage capacity is larger. It is a nonvolatile memory. Primary devices are: RAM / ROM. Secondary devices are: Floppy disc / Hard disk.

  • What Is Nv-ram?

    Nonvolatile Read Write Memory, also called Flash memory. It is also know as shadow RAM.

  • Explain Is The Address Bus Unidirectional?

    The address bus is unidirectional because the address information is always given by the Micro Processor to address a memory location of an input / output devices.

  • What Is Hcmos?

    High-density n- type Complimentary Metal Oxide Silicon field effect transistor.

  • Is Solaris X86 Able To Execute Solaris Sparc Applications?

    There's no way to run a SPARC binary on an x86 machine unless you wrote an emulator for the SPARC CPU and ran it.

  • Can These Products Be Run On A Zip Drive Or A Jaz Drive?

    Yes, as long as they are in proper format, with DOS partitions, etc. (However, because they are more tempermental, please back up your voice profile more regularly)

  • How Does Zip Drive Perform With An Apple Hs Scsi Card?

    Attach a terminator adapter to the back of the remaining port on your external HD The Zipdrive has a weak termination and requires another terminator source. Last, if you are working on the GS for a long time and suddenly the Zipdrive Icons don't pop up when you load Finder, simply eject the zipdisk and push it back into the drive.

  • Is A Cms Scsi Interface Card Adequate For Connecting A Zip Drive?

    I have had a Zip Drive hooked to a CMS SCSI card (1990 ROM) for 2-3 years in my IIgs without a hitch. Basically you just go into the setup for the CMS card. It will partition the drive into 32 meg sections which you can access two at a timeIt makes three on a Zip disk. Then once GS/OS is booted it tells you that the disk is unreadable and asks if you want it formatted and you hit ok for each virtual drive and there you have it.

  • What About A Parallel Port Zip Drive?

    This is theoretically possible, but would require a very extensive amount of work. Your best bet is to get a SCSI Zip drive, and connect that to an Apple II SCSI card, and use that. Here's a rundown on the problems with a parallel Zip drive: such a connection requires a bidirectional (2way communication) parallel card. 95+% of all Apple II parallel cards are unidirectional and won't work, except for the rather rare Apple Profile controller card.

  • How Do I Send A File Or Folder To A Disk (zipdrive)?

    If you are copying a file or folder to a floppy disk or zipdrive, insert the disk/zipdisk in the drive. Sending a file or folder to a disk sends a copy. The original file or folder remains in the original location.

  • I Have One Pc To 4 Devices Including A Zip Drive And Scanner How Do I Set This Up?

    The Zip drive and scanner both require being connected to the computer when you boot up, so you may need to get a second parallel port for them.

  • Do I Need A Driver For Zip Drive Under Windows 95?

    There is no driver needed for ZIP drive, just install the ZIP drive and during POSTING, the system should detect IOMEGA ZIP drive automatically and same under Windows 95. But there is a ZIP application IOMEGA Tools to make use of the full functionality of ZIP drive. Windows NT 4.0 doesn't support Power Management, so it is not recommended to use the SavetoDisk or SavetoRAM feature.

  • Can I Use A Zip Drive With My Next?

    You can connect most SCSI removable media drives to Next hardware with no additional configuration required. Some drives may require a disktab entry. Jaz drives, for example, require a disktab entry. Zip drives do not. Several Next users have reported success using Zip drives and disks formatted either as Next media (BSD FS) or as Mac media (HFS). OTOH, a number of users (Next and Mac) have reported problems (check an archive of comp.sys.mac.

  • How Do I Install A Zip Drive?

    The main Zip installation step is plugging it in. The drive uses DB25 connectors and, so, most likely, the cable will plug directly into your interface card with no need for an adapter. In case you need an adapter for an older 50pin plug, these can be obtained from Alltech. If you already have other SCSI devices, the one currently plugged into the interface can plug into the Zip. Or, the Zip can be plugged into a hard disk, CDROM, etc. at any point in the chain of SCSI devices.

  • How Do I Get Started Using The Zip Drive?

    Once your drive is connected, its time to start your machine and prepare a Zip disk for use. The Advanced Disk Utility (on a IIgs) or the utility that came with your SCSI card can do formatting and set up partitions (i.e. create named "Volumes"). Usually, with new forPC Disks, just partitioning is required for use under ProDOS. Each 100MB disk can hold three maxsize (32MB) ProDOS partitions. If your interface is a RamFAST rev. D 3.

  • Can I Use My Zip Drive Under A/ux?

    Testing tools for regression and load/stress testing for regression testing like, QTP, load runner, rational robot, winrunner, silk, testcomplete, Astra are availalbe in the market. For defect tracking BugZilla, Test Runner are availalbe You certainly can. There are some tricks in getting it to work and be usable under the MacOS environment, but they are pretty easy. First of all, the devicefiles (slice31) for the Zip drive needs to be readable and writable by the person using the MacOS. If you are the sole user of the A/UX machine, then it's easy: chown yourname /dev/rdsk/cXd0s31 /dev/dsk/cXd0s31 where 'X' is the SCSI ID of the Zip.