CDC 9-Track SCSI Tape Drive FREE!

Dave McGuire mcguire at
Fri Apr 9 16:00:37 CDT 2010

On Apr 9, 2010, at 3:21 PM, Michael Lee wrote:
> I rescued this thing from a computer store in the area a couple  
> years ago, and I think it's time to pass it on.  From what I was  
> told and what I can tell, this is a CDC 9-track SCSI tape drive  
> that was removed from it's original rack/chassis.  At the time,  
> this computer store used it to do some data recovery on some 1980  
> census tapes from Chicago, and they had rigged this to a more  
> modern SCSI based PC to do so.  So I don't know what condition it  
> is currently in, and no idea if it works still, but it did before  
> it was stashed away into storage from what I understand.
> If you want it, I can ship it at your expense or more than happy to  
> pass it along any other means possible, it is located in the  
> Chicagoland area.
> Temporarily posted pictures at:

   CDC 92181 ("Keystone"), Pertec 2-connector formatted interface,  
not SCSI.  A very nice 1600bpi air-bearing drive.  Known to DECheads  
as the TU80, where it's mounted horizontally as a top-loader.


Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL

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