Tape imaging

couryhouse couryhouse at aol.com
Fri Aug 12 00:07:23 CDT 2016

Chuck we have tape.... we also have one of the 30 something track heads at smecc..... I guess  won would have to build  the  motorized  wingaxas... to pull the tape. ... the electronics can be recreated...  We figure the head is the hard part..... ha!  and a empty take up reel! Anyone habe one?Ed www.smecc.org

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-------- Original message --------
From: Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> 
Date: 8/11/16  21:21  (GMT-07:00) 
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org> 
Subject: Re: Tape imaging 

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.  Suppose someone found a box of
tapes from an old Honeywell Datamatic mainframe.  Huge reels, 3 inches
wide with heaven knows how many channels...


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