Am wondering what would be the easiest way to connect an Iomega Zip drive (parallel port version) to a modern PC.
I note there are USB to IEEE 1284 adapter cables, but would be very surprised if this is a complete solution.
Has anybody done this?
Edit: the wiki page says:
Parallel port external Zip drives are actually SCSI drives with an integrated Parallel-to-SCSI controller, meaning a true SCSI bus implementation but without the electrical buffering circuits necessary for connecting other external devices. Early Zip 100 drives use an AIC 7110 SCSI controller and later parallel drives (Zip Plus and Zip 250) used what was known as Iomega MatchMaker.
So it seems to make more sense to use the SCSI bus directly?
(I believe the drive in question is a Zip 100.)
More: parallel port cards also exist, but apparently they may only support printers, not disks.
Again: ideally I would want to connect it to a Raspberry Pi (or something along those lines), so neither parallel port on MB nor PCI would be optimal.