IBM 3380 disk drives / info?

From: Jeff Hellige <>
Date: Mon Mar 19 11:10:42 2001

    Were these the 8" 5 and 10meg units? When they required their own
special controller prior to switching to SCSI?


>I've got one better, do you remember the old Bernuolli removable disk drives,
>the original big beasts in IBM PC/XT cases??? Well, there used to be a
>serious problem with their power supplies, you would be working in a lab and all
>of a sudden you'd hear this loud thunderous "thump" type explosion and out from
>the box would pour out this white nasty ozone'ish smoke. After nervously
>pulling the plug, you would slide off the cover to find one of the coke-can
>sized cap's had completely blown off the top and if you looked at the inside of
>the top cover there would be this spectacular meteor-crater shaped carbon mark
>where the capacitor had blown upward and scorched the inside of the case.
>Now thats quality assurance!!! :-)
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