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Old 07-28-2012, 09:17 AM   #16
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Default Re: A3000 with floptical - anyone ever see one?

LS-120 aka Superdrive is using pretty much the same technology as floptical but uses another name for legal reasons.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:34 PM   #17
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Default Re: A3000 with floptical - anyone ever see one?

I think (but could be wrong... ) that the old flopticals where the so called bernouille drives : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iomega_Bernoulli_Box

They used to be competition to the SyQuest drives.

LS-120 came later, as a counterpart to zip drives

I have had an unused LS-120 for years, without any media so never tried it.

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Old 07-28-2012, 02:07 PM   #18
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Default Re: A3000 with floptical - anyone ever see one?

Bernoulli and the derivative Zip drives use non-contact heads while floptical and LS heads do have contact with the media surface.

In contrast to harddrives - where the heads fly over or under a rigid surface - Bernoullis use flexible media that in turn fly under a rigid (yet radially moving) head.
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Default Re: A3000 with floptical - anyone ever see one?

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Bernoulli and the derivative Zip drives use non-contact heads while floptical and LS heads do have contact with the media surface.

In contrast to harddrives - where the heads fly over or under a rigid surface - Bernoullis use flexible media that in turn fly under a rigid (yet radially moving) head.
Yes, and the Bernoulli drives used the "Bernoulli effect" (hence the name) to pull the media to the desired distance from the head.
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