View Full Version : AVATAR Shark 250 MB Drive
07-02-2000, 12:04 PM
http://www.compgeeks.com has an AVATAR Shark 250 MB Drive and Media for $39.99 this weekend. It is a lot cheaper than Zip Drives. Anybody familiar with this drive? Seems like a steal to me
07-02-2000, 12:15 PM
I've used one for a couple of years now. It works great. It's just that the company has been out of business for three years now.(no support) $39.99 is an OK price. Search around and check ebay, you might do better. You can get the disks at ebay at a great price. Fryís still wants $40 just for one disk. There are some drivers that arenít packaged with the Shark. Let me know if you get one and I will look for the links.
07-02-2000, 12:21 PM
They also have a 3 pack of disks for $59.99
07-02-2000, 12:40 PM
Shark Drive $34.95:
But cheeper at ebay.
07-02-2000, 01:02 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dreamcast:
I've used one for a couple of years now. It works great. It's just that the company has been out of business for three years now.(no support) $39.99 is an OK price. Search around and check ebay, you might do better. You can get the disks at ebay at a great price. Fryís still wants $40 just for one disk. There are some drivers that arenít packaged with the Shark. Let me know if you get one and I will look for the links.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I got a couple off Ebay, and the drivers mess up my (Win 98) system. Are there other drivers available? I searched online
but didn't find anything...
07-08-2000, 01:43 PM
The links to drivers I had are now dead. I emailed you version 1.31 for windows 95/98.
07-08-2000, 08:29 PM
I would stay away from those drives where the company is out of business... sharkdrive, syquest, etc.
Then you are at the mercy of a limited supply of media... and usually higher and higher prices as the years go on.
CDR has to be the best overall option. And with drives as little as $100 for a 4x4x24 CD-RW and $0.50 each (or less) for media, it's the smartest option. And it will be around for EVER.
07-08-2000, 08:43 PM
I've heard too many sob stories about these drives. The media is crap, the disks get jacked up all the time. And now that the company is chapter 13'd. . . Oh well if you like to put your files on volaitle medai, go for it.
08-06-2000, 07:39 PM
08-06-2000, 09:37 PM
I have one of these drives myself. ( Actually 2 since they shipped 2 by mistake :-) ).
I got mine on ubid for 27 incl shipping.
The company has gone bust so there is there is no support and no drivers for win2000.
However works great under linux .
I have seen the diskettes available on tigerdirect for $13 a pop.
08-07-2000, 01:16 AM
Great price. I know you can do better on ebay also, but some like to use retailers.
Won't the NT drivers work in Win2000 OS?
08-07-2000, 10:56 AM
These things suck. My ex roomie had one that he got as a Christmas present.. kept on crashing his computer and he ended up buying a zip drive eventually.
08-07-2000, 01:20 PM
Overstock.com has the internal ide oem zip 100 drive for $55 + free shipping. They also have $20 off for new customers. I'd think $35 for a zip drive is a great deal.
Although i own a couple of the shark drives and have no problem until now i'd still go for the zip drive just bcoz of the fact that the diskettes are hard to find .
Btw buy.com has a special on zip disks too. $39.99 for 5 pack with $10 rebate.
[This message has been edited by Da_Scud (edited 08-07-2000).]
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