I though that too, pretty sure I read that in an Atari magazine from the ST days. on a website I found this info though so now I guess it doesn't work
"George Iken posts this about using a parallel port hard drive or other
storage device on the ST:
"The parallel port version of most any of the removable drives will work
ONLY on a PC. It will NOT work (even if someone tried to make a driver)
on an ST because the ST paralell port does not support bidirectional data
(unfortunately, even for the most simple disk writes, the computer really
needs to ask a few questions of the hard drive .. otherwise you might be
able to cobble up a write many, read never drive interface through the ST
The SCSI version of virtually all of these removable drives DOES work with
the ST (or Mac even). On the ST or MegaST you need a DMA to SCSI host
adapter (an ICD or other host adapter). On a TT or Falcon, just plug in
to the SCSI port. The ZIP drive is a little unique in that it needs to
pull power off the SCSI bus. Not all DMA to SCSI host adapters have power
at the pin the Zip is looking for it. If you have the right adapter
though, the Zip works fine. I personally prefer the faster and more
adaptable (you can use any SCSI ID versus only #5 or #6 on a Zip) Syquest
drives. I especially love the EZ135 (I have 3) and EZ230 (I have
2) drives for transferring data between ST and PC."
also, IMO, zip disks are too expensive to be practical nowadays.
Edited by geosteve, Fri Jul 22, 2005 7:07 PM.