I'm running a Win2k box with a 1.2 Athlon and a zip 100 ide drive. I was told by an Abit rep that they have had issues with Zip drives / the Via 4-in-1 drivers / and my chipset. Has anyone on this board been experiencing problems with using Zip drives on any OS while on the Abit KT7A-Raid? If so has anyone found any solutions?
Had came across box with KT7-raid, Duron 600@850, Win2K, Zip100 ide and Via4-in-1 istalled, works fine. Then change the KT7-raid with KT7A-raid (600@866), the rest remain the same and this time file transfer to Zip100 becomes very sloooowwwwww. No solution found at the moment, so the Zip drive had to be relocated to another box where it is happy right now.
May 11, 2001 6:00:58 PM
I took the Zip downstairs and plugged it into a machine with almost the exact same configuration except for that it had a KT7-Raid instead of an A-Raid and it worked great also. The issue is with the chipset on the A-Raid and the Via 4-in-1 software. I heard they are working of a fix but it has already been a few months. Let me know if you find anything.
Well, I have a Zip250 and it runs fine on my A7V133, which uses the KT133A + 686B chips. I do have the Via 4-in-1 drivers installed, at least for the two windows OSes. The drive works fine from ME, W2K, and Linux.
Hey, dude, I forgot to ask you, what kind of cable you are using to connect to the Zip and what is connected with it? I have personal "experience" that if you are using 80 conductor cable and twist it a few times hard enough, it becomes unusable at all, I just threw away two of those and put all my “stuff” on basic ATA33 cables (getting BIOS massage that I don’t have the right cable for primary drive (GXP60x40g) installed right at the boot up, but works like a champ anyway). So, you might try to play with different cables around a bit.