iomega 100 mb zip disk format?
Posted on 2014-10-10
situation is there is a 100mb zip drive in a Cessna jet airplane, which is used to transfer navigation updates to the onboard computer. You subscribe to the data service, download to your computer, copy to zip drive, take disk to jet, to upload to proprietary computer there. Jet was new in 2004, so assuming zip format is what was used at that time. The computer in the jet can't read or format disks...errors that disk unreadable, or something similar. Purchased 10 new zip 100 disks, formated with windows format utility as fat32 and fat16. Same error. Used third party formatting, and formatted as fat12, still same. At an un-named Cessna service center, they were able to upload data, using their zip 100 disk, but the guy doing it stated that only a very few disks can be used, and they are all old. Any ideas as to what is unique about "certain old disks"? So far, unable to find a copy of old Iomega software, to try that...