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Anybody still use Bernoulli drives?
Posted by: JPK
Date: January 02, 2007 03:06PM
If so, I have a bunch of shrinkwrapped 150 mb disks that are yours for the price of shipping.

There has to be some school or something that still depends on them?

No takers - then landfill bound!

JPK
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Re: Anybody still use Bernoulli drives?
Posted by: Bernie
Date: January 02, 2007 03:56PM
I know what they are. I used to have them. Pre USB eh!




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Re: Anybody still use Bernoulli drives?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: January 02, 2007 04:14PM
I'll see your Bernoulli 150's, and raise them some Syquest 44's, 88's, 135's & 270's, plus some Fujitsu MO carts, and throw in a few cases of variously sized floppies...

maybe time to start oldandunusedmedia.com...
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Re: Anybody still use Bernoulli drives?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: January 02, 2007 04:55PM
Try the LEM Swap List or the 68K Mac Liberation Army.

Someone might even pay you for them.

Bernoulli drives were nice, solid pieces of equipment. I still have my 230MB drive, which as I recall cost $500 on special. Don't use it, so I should take my own advice and see if I can flog it to the old-Mac fans.

Ah, nostalgia plus inertia is a deadly combination! eye rolling smiley

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Re: Anybody still use Bernoulli drives?
Posted by: Panopticon
Date: January 02, 2007 04:56PM
I see your Sysquests, MO's, & floppies, and raise you cases of MO's, boxes of PD carts, and throw in some Apple SCSI CD caddies plus some Apple // 5.25" floppies.

No match for "OLDANDUNUSEDMEDIA.COM".
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Re: Anybody still use Bernoulli drives?
Posted by: samintx
Date: January 02, 2007 05:21PM
Wasn't he an Italian director? La Strada or something like that? eye rolling smiley
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Re: Anybody still use Bernoulli drives?
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: January 02, 2007 05:29PM
Well - I've still got my Bernoulli 150 out in the garage, boxed up with a bunch of cartridges and the IIsi. I last booted it up around two years or so ago, but I don't think I need to add to the collection of cartridges - I probably have more than I'll ever need. Pains me to think of how much I spent on this setup in 1991.
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Re: Anybody still use Bernoulli drives?
Posted by: Panopticon
Date: January 02, 2007 05:57PM
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Wasn't he an Italian director? La Strada or something like that? eye rolling smiley

Wait, that was a joke, right?



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Re: Anybody still use Bernoulli drives?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: January 02, 2007 06:17PM
Still have my Bernoulli 230 and a batch of cartridges. Fire it up every once in a while to get old tax files off and some other financial data. Keep it attached to my Starmax 5500 running 8.6 along with the other legacy equipment I need to access every so often.



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Re: Anybody still use Bernoulli drives?
Posted by: MikeF
Date: January 02, 2007 06:25PM
This place might be interested: [www.ntanet.net]

They'd sell them for $30 if they had them...



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Re: Anybody still use Bernoulli drives?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: January 02, 2007 06:47PM
I still have MO disks, but wouldn't lump them into the same category as Orb, Syquest or Bernoulli media. Still have two functioning MO drives.
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Re: Anybody still use Bernoulli drives?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: January 02, 2007 07:20PM
Are MOs still made? As I recall they were considered the only really viable medium for long-term archiving.


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Re: Anybody still use Bernoulli drives?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: January 02, 2007 08:25PM
Are MOs still made? As I recall they were considered the only really viable medium for long-term archiving.

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Re: Anybody still use Bernoulli drives?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: January 02, 2007 09:48PM
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ka jowct
". . .is superior even in durability to shocking water thermal solar light."

Can't imagine anything more durable than that!



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Re: Anybody still use Bernoulli drives?
Posted by: bradsdad
Date: January 02, 2007 09:49PM
My Mitsubishi 230MB MO SCSi drive still works in OS X without drivers with a SCSI card in my sawtooth. Only problem is that Disk Utility cannot format the disks. So I have to boot into OS9 to use HD ToolKit PE to format them whenever I need to. I would wager that the longevity/integrity of the MO cartridge surpasses all other media. It just may be difficuly finding a drive and computer and OS to read those family pics in A.D. 2060.



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Re: Anybody still use Bernoulli drives?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: January 03, 2007 10:39AM
I have a Fujitsu 1.3GB Firewire drive and a Fujitsu 640MB SCSI drive. Good to know that the 640 may still work in OS X.

Formatting the disks wasn't always straightforward in OS 8.X, which was the OS in use when I acquired the SCSI 640MB drive; I remember needing a third-party utility to do it.
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Re: Anybody still use Bernoulli drives?
Posted by: bradsdad
Date: January 03, 2007 06:46PM
Back in OS 8 and 9, I'd get finder errors when copying large files to the MO drive. In OSX, those problems went away. And yes, formatting required FWB HardDiskToolkit (HDT) Personal Edition for me.



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Re: Anybody still use Bernoulli drives?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: January 04, 2007 11:16PM
I used several apps to format MO disks before OS X: Hard Disk SpeedTools, Charismac Anubis, FWB HD Toolkit.
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