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I know this was answered but I still have a question. Sorry for spamming but I cannot find definite information on this specific zip drive.

The standard zip100 aparently has a switch to enable its own termination. However the zip100 Plus! just has a selector for SCSI ID 5 or 6. Does this automatically terminate? iomega only says to make sure it is the Only device on the chain to use it. :I

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If you do in fact have a Zip 100 Plus external drive. it means that it will accept both SCSI and Parallel printer port as a means of connecting to a computer. One port is for SCSI, the other is for the parallel printer port on older DOS/Windows PCs. So far, it appears that it may have automatic SCSI termination or the termination is enabled by factory default. After doing some research on the Apple Discussions forum on Apple's website, someone posted having the same type of drive and mentioned it being "self-terminated". So that means it has termination enabled as a factory default.

 

My advice if you have additional external SCSI devices to daisy-chain together, make sure the Zip drive is the last one on the chain. It shouldn't matter which SCSI ID number (5 or 6) that you chose, as long as you don't assign that same number to another SCSI device on that chain.

 

73s de Phreakout. :rambo:

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Thanks. I didn't know of this device being so physically awkward before purchase.. Then, after getting it, the lack of actual facts on it via Google was just absurd. If it is automatically terminated, then that works in my favor. For now it will be the only SCSI device hooked up so I don't have to worry about that yet. It's awkward being such a newbie to something like this, that's been around as long as I have..

By the time I find another Zip100 [(non-plus) or Jaz drive] I should be accustomed a little better to the SCSI rules imac.gif

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