Unknown Honeywell tape drive - Help!

William Donzelli aw288 at osfn.org
Mon Jan 9 23:30:09 CST 2006


> What I think is interesting is the size, it's a decidedly small tape 
> drive, on the DPS-8 we only had what I would call "full size" drives 
> (think old Sci-Fi shows), on the first set of DPS-6's I dealt with, 
> we had full size drives, as well, and on the last set, we simply had 
> ones that were about 5U or 6U.  I've *never* seen a 9-Track drive 
> that size.  It looks like it was intended to be used while sitting 
> down.

I would bet that is from one of their late 1960s/early 1970s
machines. They had a number of small mainframes that all sat pretty low,
like really big desks. 

William Donzelli
aw288 at osfn.org




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