Ik zie op AGN Hardware wat info over nieuwe Jaz drives van Iomega met USB support dmv eenSCSI-to-USB dongle:
omega announced today that they are developing a new adapter that will add USB support to existing Jaz drives. Here is the info:
The Jaz USB dongle is designed to be compatible with USB-enabled PCs running Windows 98, Windows NT 5.0 as well as iMac computers. The Jaz USB dongle along with Iomega's award winning Jaz, Buz™, and USB Zip® will be on display in several areas at the San Francisco Macworld Expo Jan 5-8 including the Apple Consumer Showcase Pavilion.
The Jaz® USB dongle will be designed to allow users of Jaz drives to connect the drive to any laptop or computer equipped with a USB port. One end of the dongle plugs into the Jaz drive and the other end into a USB port. First time users will need to install the software provided with the Jaz USB dongle. The system will recognize the Jaz drive when it is plugged into the USB dongle, so users do not have to reboot before using their Jaz drive.
The USB dongle will be similar to the existing SCSI cable currently shipped with the Jaz® drive. A power source will not be required for the dongle; it will work as long as the Jaz drive and the computer are powered. The Jaz USB dongle is expected to be available 2Q99.
The Jaz® USB dongle will join the current offerings of iMac products including the industry-leading Zip® USB drive. Iomega's Zip USB drive offers consumers the ease-of-use of a USB connection and compatibility with over 125 million Zip disks in the market today. The new Zip USB drive offers a cross-platform and easy-to-use hot plug-and-play solution for both Windows 98 PCs and iMac users. Hot plug-and-play allows users to connect to a Zip USB drive without turning off and rebooting the computer.
Goh, je kunt er zelfs een iMac mee uit z'n isolement halen (het arme ding heeft geen diskdrive).