Can anyone identify this 9-track drive?
derschjo at msu.edu
Tue Jul 29 17:49:10 CDT 2008
I picked up an old 9-track drive and thus far I've been unable to
identify what, precisely, it is.
I have a couple of pictures at: http://yahozna.dyndns.org/scratch/9-track
It has no manufacturer or brand information on it other than an
"Interface Data, Inc." label on the front and a label on the back
indicating that it is Model No. 9946. I can't find any information at
all on the 'net going by this information. I'm guessing that it's a
rebranded drive. It is a desktop unit, horizontally mounted and
self-threading. As far as I can tell from examining it and fooling
around with the front panel buttons it has a SCSI interface and does
1600 and 3200bpi. In the back of the unit are 5 slots, 4 of which are
filled with cards.
It appears to power up fine, but I can't get it to show up on the SCSI
bus when hooked to a PC -- I don't know if the interface is broken or if
there's some configuration I need to do.
Any ideas? I'd like to find a manual for it so I can figure out what it
can do and how to configure it.
Thanks as always,
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