Old tape drive proves its worth

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 06:31:30 CST 2008


2008/11/10 Antonio Carlini <arcarlini at iee.org>:
> http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/11/10/2415393.htm
>
> An IBM729 Mark 5 tape drive grabbed the data for NASA.
>
> I presume that this implies NASA had tried and failed to find such a
> drive via IBM?
>
> Good to see that some old tapes retain their data!
>
> Antonio

:¬)  I was about to post that link, too.

I suspect that the museum might welcome contacts from anyone with
experience of restoring such elderly kit - it sounds from the news
story that they are rather daunted by the task!


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