Tape imaging

Al Kossow aek at bitsavers.org
Thu Aug 11 23:44:47 CDT 2016

On 8/11/16 9:21 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 08/11/2016 07:36 PM, Al Kossow wrote:
>> One of the highest projects I have in the queue is getting one of
>> John's M4 9914V drives with 18 track MR heads running in my new lab
>> at CHM.
> I've always wondered how far someone would go to retrieve data from
> media that's really off the beaten path.

actually, that is to recover 7 or 9 track using an ibm 3480 head stack

maybe some day, i'll try respooling a Whirlwind tape and see if I can
pull any data off it. I did actually turn up info on the Raytheon drive
in the CHM archives, and we have at least one with a head to measure
track spacing

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