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 Post subject: iodd 2501
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:05 pm 
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Some of you will no doubt find this useful:

http://grandstreamdreams.blogspot.com/2 ... dness.html

In short, it is a 2.5" USB HDD casing that emulates a CDROM drive from ISO images stored on the SATA HDD itself.

That way, you can boot any ISO image from the HDD without having to deal with integration issues using isolinux or grub4dos.

That should make a memory stick version of this thing, and support floppy disk images as well. Then it would be perfect!


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 Post subject: Re: iodd 2501
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:09 am 
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There is also a similar product with uses a SD card, which is open source.

USB CD Emulation Project:
http://renosite.com/

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 Post subject: Re: iodd 2501
PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:21 pm 
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Thanks! That's mighty interesting too!

I am not much of a hardware guy. I hope someone builds and sells it commercially. If it can be reduced to the size of a USB memory stick, so much the better!


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 Post subject: Re: iodd 2501
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:15 am 
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ISOstick is a work in progress too:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ele ... ?ref=video

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 Post subject: Re: iodd 2501
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:40 pm 
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It appears that iodd sold the patent to Zalman for this. The first version out was the ZM-VE200 which had USB 2.0 and eSATA connectors. They have recently released a newer version which doesn't have the eSATA but has USB 3.0.

Here are some links with a bit of information:

Manufacturer: http://www.zalman.com/eng/product/Product_Read.asp?idx=459

Reviews from MPECS Inc. Blog:

http://blog.mpecsinc.ca/2012/01/product-review-zalman-zm-ve300-usb-3-25.html

http://blog.mpecsinc.ca/2012/02/product-review-update-on-zalman-zm.html

Review from Mad Shrimps:

http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000268/Zalman-ZM-VE300-2.5-USB3.0-External-HDD-Enclosure-Review


I ordered one of these along with a WD Scopion and it's taken a bit longer to get because the company oversold the stock and had to wait for delivery due to a back order. I am supposed to be getting mine later today (2/27).

Here is the site I ordered mine through:

http://www.excaliberpc.com/611849/zalman-zm-ve300-b-2.5-usb3.0-external.html

I'll post back with some results after I've received it and had some time to check it out.

I'd really like to get one of those SD card units as well some time in the very near future.


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