recovering cartridge tapes (was: Tek fiches found!)
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Wed Jul 21 15:54:46 CDT 2010
In article <4C46A57E.15148.5E8BCB at cclist.sydex.com>,
"Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com> writes:
> [...] Almost all cartridge DC-
> style tapes are recorded "serpentine" style--i.e. start in one
> direction, shift the head, reverse, etc...
This is news to me. Every cartridge tape I've ever used recorded data
to the end and then stopped. I don't recall seeing any mechanism for
shifting the tape head in HP264x terminals with DC100 cartridges nor
in Tektronix 4051 terminals with DC300 cartridges.
> So the spooling scheme had better work. I'm not aware of any 32-
> channel (for example) QIC heads.
QIC tapes are something different from DC300 and DC100 tapes.
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