8 mm tapes
pat at computer-refuge.org
Thu Sep 23 08:39:49 CDT 2010
On Thursday, September 23, 2010, dwight elvey wrote:
> I've added a scsi tape drive to my collection. I hope to use
> it with my Sparcbook. It is a Sun box with a sticker on it saying
> that it is a EXB-8500C drive. Do I need special 8mm tapes
> with it? How do I know what tapes will work with it?
> I've never dealt with these drives before.
Especially for the low-capacity 8500/8200 Exabyte drives, 8mm video tape
was commonly used with the drives.
Some may say that "isn't reliable", but 8mm drives tend to not have
great reliability due to their helical scan head, including the fact
that they tend to drift out of alignment over time.
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