Re: Replacing Iomega Ditto Max tape drive

Re: Replacing Iomega Ditto Max tape drive


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Posted by Zaramad the Curmudgeon on April 17, 2001 at 16:45:23:

In Reply to: Re: Replacing Iomega Ditto Max tape drive posted by Raja on April 12, 2001 at 09:52:08:

: These manufacturers are thinking that v, users are stupid enough to buy new things. I have a Colorado Trakker 350, where i have 20 tapes of backup of 8 yrs work. Now no driver for W2k, HP dropped the product, nobody supports. Those manufacturers are smart enough to make money out of us, finally they will sell a software for $2000..well....we are the stupids ...

Yet another reason why I have absolutely no motivation to have anything to do with Win2k. In those situations where I'm forced to deal with Windhose, NT4 or Win95 are quite good enough for me, thanks.

I guess the best one can do in those kinds of situations is either (1)let them keep their lousy new OS version that won't support your hardware, or (2)if you've got no choice but to run it, keep another machine around with the old OS version that you can use to access your backed-up data (easy enough to do with as cheap as used computers and parts are nowadays, or (3)use a boot manager to keep both OS versions available as boot options, and make sure you have at least one FAT16 partition on the system that all the OS versions can access.




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