QIC-24 data analysis
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Sun Aug 16 18:29:11 CDT 2015
On 08/16/2015 03:20 PM, Jay Jaeger wrote:
> One issue with the capstan idea, though, would be direction.
> Capstans really want to pull. Not very good a pushing. ;) So if
> you did that, and you wanted to direction operation (required if you
> can't stream the entire tape), then you'd need two sets of capstans
> like the big IBM and the like 7 and 9 track tape drives had.
Or CDC... :)
Or maybe just a tachometer and let the reel motors do the work. QIC
data is pretty much self-clocking (but for those HP 2-track drives).
Still mulling it over--the number of QIC cartridges I've had to handle
has gone down substantially over the years.
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