IBM 9348 9-track tape drive

Lyle Bickley lbickley at
Fri Jun 17 11:54:14 CDT 2005

On Friday 17 June 2005 09:45, Al Kossow wrote:
>  >> You may want to compare your drive to the documentation on the
>  >> HP 88780 under bitsavers/pdf/hp/tape
>  >
>  > These 9 track SCSI tape drives (HP 88780) were AKA 7979A, 7980A,
> 7980XC/SX.
>  > The were OEMed by a LOT of manufacturers, including IBM, Sun, Tandem,
> etc.
> I've never seen a Tandem that wasn't HV Differential SCSI.
> A lot of them have come through BDI.
> Sun-labeled ones are what you should watch for.
> They all seem to have the 800bpi option, and are SE SCSI.

Al makes a good point.  I use a HVD to SE SCSI converter on my Tandem drive.  
Works like a champ - and HVD permits long SCSI cables - but one more 
important thing to consider!

Lyle Bickley
Bickley Consulting West Inc.
Mountain View, CA

"Black holes are where God is dividing by zero"

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