recovering cartridge tapes (was: Tek fiches found!)
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Thu Jul 22 12:44:32 CDT 2010
> > > QIC tapes are something different from DC300 and DC100 tapes.
> > Really? DC300 = quarter-inch tape, 300 feet, written by lots of
> > "QIC" 4 and 9 track drives in serpentine fashion, including the IBM
> > 6157. My old 3M catalog lists it as a quarter-inch tape. I've got
> > one here; fits in a standard-sized QIC drive and works like any other
> > QIC cart (e.g. DC600A).
> DC600 != DC300 != DC100
Correct, but so what?
Perhaps you could tell me what my Archive Sidewinder drive acyually is,
then. It takes DC300 tapes according to everything I've read, it records
a QIC-11 format using 4 traces in a serpentine fashion.
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