DC-600/300XL tape cart observation
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Wed Apr 25 04:52:34 CDT 2007
On Tue, 24 Apr 2007, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> The "Scotch" ones have been an unmitigated nightmare. Binder bleed
> The "3M" brand are largely recoverable, with a few missing block
> Does this match everyone else's experience with these two brands?
Yes, absolutely! All of the Scotch/"no name" stuff (DC300 cartridges that
were used with IBM 5100/5110 here) are a real nightmare (I still want to
save the data on them as they contain many student/research projects of
that era). On the other hand the 3M cartridges (although they might have
small white belts that break) are all fine.
Another nightmare are breaking belts in DC100 cartridges (mostly Scotch
brand, but also HP). I will have to try using a belt from a DC2120
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