Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Sorry, we’re having trouble showing recommendations right now. Fast, reliable – just expensive. Notice the voice coil mechanism with PCB and the pressure chamber with transparent plastic cover. I remember seeing these in a branch office of a company I worked for.

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Notice the voice coil mechanism with PCB and the pressure chamber with transparent plastic cover. IOMega was a company famous of their Zip and JAZ drives, which allowed to store large amounts of data on a portable media.

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

The Bernoulli Box or simply Bernoullinamed after Daniel Bernoulli is a high-capacity for the time removable floppy disk storage system that is Iomega ‘s first widely known product. To avoid injecting dust into the casing, the fan was equipped with special replaceable filter. benoulli

PC Magazine in stated that the Bernoulli Box ” A mechanical interlock keeps you from trying to remove the cartridge too early but I wouldn’t test it too vigorously. If as drives, surely the seek time would have been forever. Floppy disk drives Iomega storage devices Discontinued media formats. The most popular system was the Bernoulli Box II, whose disk cases are The voice coil mechanism is not easily accessible, but its bearing can be checked after opening the logic board – it should be rotating very smoothly, as the coil is made as a track on a movable PCB.


IOMega Bernoulli Box – MCbx

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. After about 6 months of experimenting, digging for clues and accumulating parts I finally got my dual drive Bernoulli Box running.

Views Read Edit View history. Everything in fact is a Zbased system, supported with glue logic and proprietary chips made for IOMega. The drive spins at RPM which is slower than most hard drives of the time but still five times faster than a floppy drive.

The Bernoulli Box A220H

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. This made for a system that was nearly crash proof – a disruption in power or disturbance in the airflow caused 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.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. They were built like tanks–and unlike Zip drives, used the Bernoulli effect to “float” the disk just above the read-write heads.


But they were excellent in the days before CD burners. The Bernoulli disk drive was named after Daniel Bernoulliwho developed the Bernoulli principle. The lever was connected to a mechanism that moved the cleaning pad back and berhoulli under the drive head. Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. To remove bernnoulli cartridge press the grey button and wait for the drive to spin the cartridge down. At a time when floppy drives held only KB or 1. The device was a 10MB removable disk drive that contained an eight-inch floppy platter.

They were very expensive, which is one factor contributing to their being dropped by Iomega.

Bernoulli Box

Retrieved 25 October Fast, reliable – just expensive. English Choose a language for shopping. One thing Mike forgot to mention is that these suckers have to weigh about 50 pounds each.

A special cleaning cartridge with replaceable cleaning pads was available.