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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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These include CD-ROM drives, CD-Recorders, DVD-ROM and DVD-RAM drives, LS-120 floppy drives and, of course, hard drives.
The program is targeted for use with Iomega Zip drives, but works also for Jaz disks, CD-ROMs, SuperDisk LS-120, 1.44MB Floppies, fixed hard disks and other removable or fixed media.
It also promises to be much cheaper than Imation Corp's LS-120 "Superdisk," which is compatible with 1.44Mb drives, but uses expensive voice coil motor control and metal in gap MIG/optical heads.