On 3/29/23 08:36, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
On 3/29/23 02:18, Ali via cctalk wrote:
have my Caleb UHD144 drives, though--144MB on a 3.5" preformatted
floppy. Drive also reads and writes 1.44M and 720K floppies.
>From what I understand the Caleb was too little too late. Zip had already established
dominance and LS120 was on the market.
Forgot to mention:
The attraction for the Caleb drive was price. The disks retailed for $5
One problem that I've noticed is that the drive doesn't play well on a
PATA bus.Regardless of setting for master or slave, very often if
there's another device on the bus, the Caleb will either disappear
itself or the bus will hang.
When the drive works, it works well. Eject is mechanical, so no issues
with a powered eject.
All in all, I think the reason the Caleb failed with market penetration
is that it was woefully underfunded.