What is Bernoulli Floppy Drive?
The Bernoulli floppy disk drive is removable storage system technology released by Iomega Corporation in 1983. The device was a 10MB removable disk drive that contained an eight-inch floppy platter. In its time, the Bernoulli drive was considered powerful.
A Bernoulli drive can also be referred to as a Bernoulli box, Iomega Bernoulli box or Bernoulli drive.
The Bernoulli drive was named after Daniel Bernoulli (1700-1782) who developed the Bernoulli principle. The device consisted of a specialized floppy disk that had more memory and was faster than the traditional floppy disks of the day.
Using Bernoulli's principle, the high performance features of the disk drive were achieved by pulling the flexible disk toward the head while the disk continued to rotate. The Bernoulli drive spun at high speeds and only wrote to the disk with a single read / write head.
Bernoulli disks were made from PET 'polyester' film, which made them more reliable than traditional hard drives because at the time they were not prone to the common cause of hard drive failures known as head crashes, which occurred in the read / write head Hard disk drive crashed into the rigid rotating platter.
The original Bernoulli drive had 5, 10, and 20 MB of storage and was approximately 8.3 by 10.8 inches. The most widespread was the Bernoulli Box II, which was later replaced by the Zip Drive (1994) and Iomegas Jaz Drive (1995).