The powwwwer of OS X !!

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in macOS edited January 2014
I've just receve my external Cicero USB floppy drive for transfer my girlfriend's homeworks Since Mac doesn't have one, it's very usefull.



I want to test it and format a floppy.



Unlike OS 9, OS X don't have a format menu. Well, so I open Disk Utilities, and what I discover ?



I can format it HFS+ (hey, it's 1.44mb !) ok well... let's continue... next tab.



I can partition my floppy (!!!!!) wow. that's the option I want !! right now ! I want 5 x 260K partitions ! next tab...





I CAN DO A RAID SETUP WITH MY FLOPPY !!!! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> I like OS X !!! I want to set my seagate cheeta in RAID mode with my floppy ! If i put the FAT of the cheeta on "RAID floppy", that would be sreamming fast ! hey, it's RAID ! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />



Did someone recommend using RAID floppy for OS X swap ??



[ 11-03-2002: Message edited by: microtrash ]</p>

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 16
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    lol !! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />



    have to try that with my zip 250...
  • Reply 2 of 16
    addisonaddison Posts: 1,185member
    Fantastic.
  • Reply 3 of 16
    moogsmoogs Posts: 4,296member
    Sure, you laugh now. But wait until Steve pulls that out of his hat at MWSF when there's no hardware to announce instead. [Jobs]"With Mac OS X v10.2 Jaguar, you can even make a RAID with your hard drive and Zip disk - simply amazing"[/Jobs]
  • Reply 4 of 16
    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 5 of 16
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    I won't be impressed until he demonstrates RAID on 8" floppies. Or 9-track tape cartridges. Extra credit for demonstrating a punch card RAID.
  • Reply 6 of 16
    [quote]Originally posted by Amorph:

    <strong> Extra credit for demonstrating a punch card RAID. </strong><hr></blockquote>



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> haha.. you're the winner <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> That's the best thing that I ever heard ! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 7 of 16
    rraburrabu Posts: 239member
    [quote]Originally posted by Amorph:

    <strong> Extra credit for demonstrating a punch card RAID. </strong><hr></blockquote>



    I guess checksums accross cards would be fast. Hold them up over each other and see that the holes line up? :confused:



    Write speed would certainly take quite a hit.
  • Reply 8 of 16
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    Wow Floppy RAID?! :eek:



    This is going to be fast



    [ 11-04-2002: Message edited by: Leonis ]</p>
  • Reply 9 of 16
    I've got a RAID Cassette tape drive setup: 4 cassette tape recorders circa Commodo Vic 20, and all in a striped RAID array. Blazing speed, and I can even play Oregon Trail again!
  • Reply 10 of 16
    Works with my CompactFlash PCMCIA adapter too!
  • Reply 11 of 16
    works with 128Mb Keydrive.

    testing with various models of digital camera



    the 20Gb iPod is actually two 10Gb drives inside,

    not a single large disk, so it should be RAID capable already



    this is theoretically a substantial discovery

    at least insofar as memory sticks/cards will have nanosecond access while drives will have millisecond access... factor of 10 advantage...

    except for that usb transfer in the middle of course



    but an iPod or smart card raid is easier to cool than a rack mount. more portable too.



    not to say i wouldn't love to see a Babbage Difference Engine RAID. They built a 'printer' for one a couple of years ago.

    Silicon is for lightweights... real computers are solid brass.



    sounds like a challenge suitable for woz.



    prize winner for natural RAID technology has to be a hologram. all pieces contain whole.



    [ 11-04-2002: Message edited by: curiousuburb ]</p>
  • Reply 12 of 16
    I'm almost afraid to try and partition my floppy (In my USB SuperDisk Drive).



    Though I am trying to just erase it right now and for some reason, it's been going for almost 5 minutes. It never took more than 10 seconds before when I tried it in Disk Utility.



    Well.. now it's done Erasing.. But it didn't remount and in the list in Disk Util it shows 2 partitions. One called Unnamed and one with no name. ???



    Now I'm partitioning it into one. Geeze. I shouldn't have tried this.



    Dang.. I think I ruined my disk. It won't mount anymore. Jaguar does NOT LIKE MY SUPERDISK ANYMORE! SON OF A...



    [ 11-05-2002: Message edited by: Jasoco ]</p>
  • Reply 13 of 16
    What is RAID?



    Andrew
  • Reply 14 of 16
    Redundant Array of Independant Disks(Drives?)



    Independant used to be Inexpensive



    [ 11-06-2002: Message edited by: aksoldotna ]</p>
  • Reply 15 of 16
    xoolxool Posts: 2,460member
    I RAIDed a couple SCSI zip drives a while back. Not too fast, but about 80% faster than a single disk.
  • Reply 16 of 16
    serranoserrano Posts: 1,806member
    [quote]Originally posted by curiousuburb:

    <strong>the 20Gb iPod is actually two 10Gb drives inside, not a single large disk, so it should be RAID capable already

    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    What?



    <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />



    [ 11-08-2002: Message edited by: serrano ]</p>
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