Seriously. Used to be you could always find a few on ebay.
But yes, I've been getting the feared "unreadable format" message, even on disks I've been using just a few minutes before. I've noticed it's got progressively worse the last month or so. The information on the internets is a little scant about replacement drives, aside from talking about AMIGA 600/1200 drives and some PC drives with jumpers, which makes me wonder if anyone's even bothering with these anymore. But I got a lot of samples, both from Akai sound libraries and personally created, that I'd like to back up to zip. Any help would be appreciated. I'll be happy to share the sound libraries with anyone who's interested. Just need to get that drive working. Badly.
And if you have one you'd like to part ways with (or an s900/950), holler.