Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
Thu Apr 24 13:20:17 CDT 2008
I saw some conversation going by in here recently about Exabyte drives, only
the numbers don't sound anything like what I have, which is marked "Model:
HH CTS". There are all sorts of other numbers on there, for various aspects
There are two of them, and this was a part of a whole IBM SSA system that
I've been dealing with bits of here. Pushing open the little door I see
something that sure looks like a helical-scan head, though somewhat smaller
than the one normally seen in a VCR.
I'm told that these hold 20G on a tape. The guy I got 'em from unfortunately
doesn't have any tapes to go along with them. One of those tapes would back
up pretty much of what I have on my LAN here, or whole machines, as they
sit. I'm guessing that the interface I'll be looking at after I take it off
of the current mounting plate will be SCSI-wide, like the CD drives and some
of the other stuff I have with it.
Does anybody have any tapes that will work on these, or can any of you guys
point me toward where I could get a hold of some without getting into crazy
expense? I'd sure like to make some backups with one of these units.
Think I can get 'em going under linux? :-)
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