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Bill Degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Wed May 12 15:08:56 UTC 2021

After following up with the person who asked, it turned he wanted to read
tapes generated by a 10MB tape unit for a Tandy 6000 system.  Peter
Cetinski has such a system and is going to contact him to offer assistance.

On Wed, May 12, 2021 at 10:48 AM Herb Johnson via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> >> "we need working 10 meg cartridge system
> >> can you help?"
> I got an inquiry of this sort recently. The person obtained a IoMEGA
> "Bernoulli" 10MB cartridge drive, previously for Apple/Macintosh use.
> The Bernoulli carts are flexible disk media in a black plastic
> cartridge. A predecessor of the IoMEGA 100MB/250MB ZIP carts and drives.
> None of these are "hard disks" literally, as I said they are flexible
> media. I have one of the 20MB drives and IBM PC ISA controllers and some
> media, described on my Web site. My colleague Caudle shows a model too
> in his post.
> There also were, many hard-disk media small cartridge drives in the era.
> But "10MB" suggests Bernoulli, unless it's Diablo/Pertec/etc.
> minicomputer class disk-pack drives from the 1970's which is unlikely.
> Regards, Herb Johnson
> --
> Herbert R. Johnson, New Jersey in the USA
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> email: hjohnson AT retrotechnology DOT com
> or try later herbjohnson AT comcast DOT net

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