LS-240 Drive, uses 240mb, 120mb Discs, AND Reformats Floppies to 32mb !!
Que! SuperDisk 240 Drive offers features that canít be beat at any price! (yea sure)
This new incarnation of the SuperDisk technology can reformat standard 1.44MB floppy diskettes to a whopping 32MB capacity allowing rapid and convenient storage of photos, MP3, database, and other critical information.
Thatís 22 times the capacity of the original 1.44MB diskette.
Waaay tooo expensive, but I like technology that's "backwards compatible" shows someone is paying attention,,
Bill,, yoo hoo,, Meestor Gates, are you listening ???
How much are these, how does it accomplish the floppy format, and just how compatible are any of its standards?
Those are the things I look at when I get a new drive, but this does sound like a neat addition if it was cheap.
Now if only it would read zip
I like the format to 32MB. That would make things easy, but Zip disks are so widespread, I think superdisks are out. I wish this had come out about 2-3 years ago...
Yeah, it's a shame that this didn't exist during the Zip/EZFlyer war. Now that CDRWs are widespread and cheap, this product is going to have a tough time competing in the multi-megabyte portable media market.
Still... it sounds like a real technological achievement to be able to store 32MB on a standard 1.44MB floppy. I wonder how they did it....
nah, i'll stick to CD-RW. everyone's got a CD reader anyway. don't think there are non-multi session CD readers still running.
[This message has been edited by radbasa (edited 07-13-2001).]
No, radbasa, I didn't Think every would spend that kind of money for it.
We just throw around the merits of such a device.
Do you have any comments regarding the technology behind this item ?
I, for one am curious as to how they reformat a 1.44 into a 32mb disc.
That means you don't have to BUY 32mb discs only the 240 or 120's
I had a laptop with a ls120 once. I really liked it. It makes a lot of sense for a laptop since you kind of do need a floppy anyways. I couldn't really share any disks with anyone, but it was great for my personal back ups and files. I wish ls120 was an option on my present laptop. i got all these disks i can't use. I have since bought a zip.
There is a Digital Camera that takes LS-120's but I don't remember which one.
You can send me all the extra media you got, since I've got 2 of the LS-120 drives in service
I'll buy ls120 or 240 disks if they are cheap. I would also buy a drive or two. QPS has a $30 rebate on the ls-240 for the next few months... Thanks, email@example.com
I don't think I would keep anything of value on a floppy these days.
How many times have you put a disk into the drive only to see disk not formatted, Or bad sectors.
And you know that it was good the last time you used it!
SPEEDO: If that's the case, then it's sometimes a problem with the FDD. I get this kind of problems sometimes, with bad sectors being discovered when I try to access my diskettes. Upon formatting of the diskettes on another system, the bad sectors disappeared. And it wasn't with only one diskette, but with several.
Floppies are way to unreliable for me. CD-RW all the way!
I have three machines and the first thing I do is go to one of them with the floppy only to get the same results!
I just don't trust em! But that's only the way that I feel!
Nice technology - too expensive.... 8x4x CDR/RW's are cheaper, probably copy the data at he same speed and are readable by nearly anybody..... radbasa - I've still got one CDROM thats not CDRW compatible, although will read multisession disks - its a NEC caddy-load 6x SCSI... fairly old?? I think so!! But still works like a charm... until recently I still had that in my main case for the odd CD-rip/copy that the DVD drive wouldn't do.... plus played mos tof my games on it... now the CDRW's too quick, so had to replace it
I think the only thing thats gonna knock CDRW's out will be DVD-RW's... gonna be a while before they're too mainstream though...
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