Item is in your Cart. This page was last edited on 30 September , at I have one of the later Alpha units. For warranty information about this product, please click here. While it has a connector for an internal SCSI chain, I have not been brave enough to experiment with it yet. However, every now and then, it was needed to clean heads.

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What is a Bernoulli Drive?

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Retrieved 9 May While the machine can boot from a Bernoulli Box it requires a device driver to be able to write data and use the utilities.

The cartridges were very robust and withstood abuse well, making them a pricey but ideal format for large scale removable storage. IIRC they were used as backup devices, rather than as drives proper.

English Choose a language for shopping. The only reason I had them is because they had recently become obsolete at my Dad’s job when they all switched over to Zip brenoulli.

The cleaning cartridge on the smaller drives operates basically the same way. A floppy disk drive presses the drive heads directly against the media to read and record data; the Bernoulli Box spins the disc at five times the speed of a floppy disk and relies on airflow the Bernoulli principle to draw the flexible disk close to, but not in contact with the drive heads.


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Cleaning was a very manual process – the operator would iomwga off power, open the cleaning cartridge, apply the liquid solvent to the cleaning pad, close bernnoulli cartridge, insert the cartridge, and then manually move a lever back and forth 25 time times.

This technology was expensive – such drive’s cost was like a cost of a complete PC with a hard drive, and cartridges were expensive too, but the reliability, speed of operation and replaceable cartridges was a huge advantage when portability was a key factor, e. IOMega released other mass storage products: The media was expensive also.

Some more details on the beast and a video showing it operating can be found here: The Bernoulli Box cartridge was fairly large at 11 brrnoulli and 8 inches wide. Iomega’s later removable-storage products such as the Zip floppy disk and Jaz and Rev removable hard disks do not use the Bernoulli technology. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

I didn’t want to cut and paste too much At a time when floppy drives held only KB or 1. The smaller cartridges initially started at 20MB and eventually maxed out at MB. Fast, reliable – just expensive. Join Date May Posts 5, Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.


Loading recommendations for this item This page was last edited on 30 Septemberat Customers also shopped for. Modular hard drives and cartridge drives, as well as “super floppies” made it impossible for the technology to compete.

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This made for a system that was nearly crash proof – a disruption in power or disturbance in the airflow iomsga by dust or a sudden thump would cause the flexible disc to “fall away” from the drive head, resulting in a temporary failure with no physical damage. While it has a connector for an internal SCSI chain, I have not been brave enough to experiment with it yet. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Feedback If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Probably less if you look around. The principle of operation was revolutionary as bernpulli its time – instead of heads having constant contact with a disc, the Bernoulli disks used a cushion of air to maintain head right above the surface.

This was far more expensive than a conventional hard drive, and more iomegq than many PC clones at the time.

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