What SCSI CDROM and other removable drives are compatible for use with my K2?
The K2 series supports the use of SCSI-1 or SCSI-2 compatible devices. SCSI drive compatibility and capacity issues have been improved during the lifetimes of these products. To have the best possible compatibility, we strongly recommend downloading and installing the current version of the Operating system if you have a K2500, K2600 or K2661.
For K2000/K2vx owners, who must purchase the update and have it installed by a service center, we strongly recommend updating if you have a version prior to 3.52.
CD-ROMs - Most are compatible. One exception is NEC drives - most older NEC drives will not work, although some newer NEC drives were reported to work. Problems have also been reported with the Plextor 12x CD-ROM.
CD-ROM Speed - Most of the newer, faster drives will work, but will not perform any faster than slower models.
Writeable CD-ROMs - supported in later versions of the operating system for reading disks only. You can't burn a CD from the Kurzweil. Our page on Burning a CD-ROM disk contains more details.
Iomega (Bernoulli, Zip, and JAZ) - Compatible. However, these drives are designed so that they go to sleep if the cartridge is not accessed after a specified time.
Syquest - Compatible.
Orb - Compatible
Magneto Opticals - Most 230 Meg drives and cartridges are compatible. Media must be hard formatted as 512 bytes per sector. Larger drives use a format of 1024 or greater bytes per sector and therefore will not work.
Tape Based Drives - Not supported.
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