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LS-120

(Laser Servo-120) A high-capacity floppy disk from 3M, Compaq, Panasonic and O.R. Technology that was introduced in 1996, but never caught on. Using a dual-gap head that supported 120MB disks as well as standard 3.5" floppies, the technology recorded data magnetically, but used optical tracks in the medium to align the heads. LS-120 disks had 2,490 tracks per inch, compared to 135 tpi for the 1.44MB floppy. See SuperDisk, Floptical and magnetic disk.


LS-120 Cartridge
LS-120 media looked like floppy disks, but held 80 times as much. Despite this, it never achieved commercial success.
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In these days when a user with a CD-ROM drive and one hard drive may want to add a CD-Recorder, a second hard drive, perhaps a DVD-ROM drive and, maybe, even an LS-120 drive, the four device limit may also be a problem.
But don't expect your current computer to be able to read the LS-120.
Also available are multiple storage device options including a DVD-ROM Drive, 24x (max) CD-ROM Drive, LS-120 "SuperDisk" Drive, and HDD options up to 20GB.
I've already used those connections for a DVD-ROM drive, a CD-RW drive, and a LS-120 drive.
General Micro Systems announced the Mini DDrive II, the first VMEbus mass storage card to feature two IDE hard drives and an LS-120 super floppy.