IBM 3380 disk drives / info?

From: Don Maslin <>
Date: Mon Mar 19 16:08:55 2001

On Mon, 19 Mar 2001 wrote:

> I've two of the 10meg boxes, complete with 100 disks, but no controller card.
> From what I understand, it was a proprietary interface.

I have a Bernoulli box interface card, but I think it may be for the
5.25" ones. Label on it says it is a "PC2B50F 03-09-92".

                                                 - don
> In a message dated 3/19/01 11:16:40 AM Central Standard Time,
> writes:
> << Were these the 8" 5 and 10meg units? When they required their own
> special controller prior to switching to SCSI?
> Jeff
> >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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