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1. Introduction

The Iomega Jaz drive is a removable-media disk drive whose disks have a capacity of 1 or 2 Gigabytes. Unlike the Zip drive, the Jaz is only available as a SCSI device (internal or external), so a SCSI interface card and driver are required to use these drives.

1.1 History

Much of this HOWTO evolved from what was created by the previous author, Bob Willmot, (who can now be reached at, who maintained the HOWTO through version 1.6, with contributions and information from the following people:

1.2 Latest Version

The latest version of this document can be found on my homepage where you will find the HTML version, suitable for browsing, a PostScript version, suitable for printing, and the SGML source. Other versions may be found in different formats at the LDP homepage

Version History

v1.8, 12 January 2000

v1.7, 18 November 1999

If you have any comments/suggestions/corrections please send them to: Herb DaSilva at Home or (if you must have fast response) at Work.

1.3 Copyrights and Trademarks

Copyright © 2000,1999 Herbert S. DaSilva

This manual may be reproduced in whole or in part, without fee, subject to the following restrictions:

Exceptions to these rules may be granted for academic purposes: Write to the author and ask. These restrictions are here to protect us as authors, not to restrict you as learners and educators. All source code in this document is placed under the GNU General Public License, available via anonymous FTP from the GNU archive site.

1.4 Acknowledgements and Thanks

Thanks to Stephan Burlot,, for pointing out the error (or lack of clarity) in the 2Gb patch to jaztool that was fixed in version 1.8.

My thanks go out to Mark F. Komarinski for his "HOWTO-HOWTO" - This LDP author was helped Mark, you did your job. ;-)

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