HP2648A tape drive capstans

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Sat Feb 4 16:40:52 CST 2006

I'm a little curious--what kind of success might one have reading old (20+
years) HP tapes written on an HP9835?  I was asked this recently and I
opined that based on what I'd heard, particularly from the HP calculator
group, that the chances of retrieving error-free data was not all that

Was I accurate?  Or are the 98xx tapes an exception?


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