[vcf-midatlantic] Bernoulli cartridges/disks vs SyQuest

Ian Primus ian.primus.ccmp at gmail.com
Tue Nov 15 17:09:58 EST 2016

They are completely different and operate on completely different
principles. The SyQuest disks are simply removable rigid metal hard
disk platters. Bernoulli cartridges use flexible floppy disk like
media and non-contact heads - they don't touch due to the Bernoulli
principle, hence the name.

I have several working Bernoulli 90 drives, I used them for *years*. I
love those things.


On Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 5:03 PM, Herb Johnson via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> I  have a few Bernoulli (90MB) or SyQuest (44/88MB) 5-something-inch
> removable cartridge SCSI (external) disk drives. While they look similar, I
> doubt they are cross compatible - comments? There's a recent thread in
> vcfed.org about the 90's.
> herb
> --
> Herbert R. Johnson,  New Jersey USA
> http://www.retrotechnology.com OR .net

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