Qualstar 1260S tape drives
Nico de Jong
nico at FARUMDATA.DK
Thu Aug 25 23:23:26 CDT 2005
I have the full documentation for the Qualstar 1052, which AFAIK is the
basis for the 1260.
I'm presently finding myself again after I reloacted yesterday, so I'll get
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Fra: "Tom Watson" <sdc695 at yahoo.com>
Til: <cctech at classiccmp.org>
Sendt: 24. august 2005 10:50
Emne: Qualstar 1260S tape drives
> I recently obtained a Qualstar 1260S tape drive. It looks like a
> device, and ought to work under Linux (SCSI interface). I've got a couple
> 1) Does anyone have a manual for this beast? Qualstar disavows all
> of it. You would expect they MIGHT have a manual...
> 2) I opened it up to remove the SCSI terminator (sucessfully), and looked
> the SCSI to Pertec interface board (has buffers, etc..). It looks
> the board has options and indicators, and includes a very large
> intended for something. Any info on the options available here?
> 3) I hooked it up to my Linux box on a SCSI adapter. The driver
> the drive as an "HP 7980S" of all things. Is this "normal"?
> 4) Lacking a manual, does anyone have setup information for running this
> under Linux?
> 5) I've read that there exists someway to get 800 bpi NRZI tapes read
> this drive. Any clues here? Is a seperate board needed??
> I may not need any information to get something operational, but I'd
> like to have some "background" information.
> p.s. Sending the manual to bitsavers would be a nice gesture. Save
> and all that.
> Tom Watson
> tsw at johana.com
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