Tape Imaging

Al Kossow aek at bitsavers.org
Fri Aug 12 14:51:44 CDT 2016

On 8/12/16 12:06 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> But what drive was used to write
> this (DEC) tape is a mystery.

DEC didn't sell a whole lot of different 1600/6250 drives.
TU78 was probably the most common.

and.. as I was writing this I remembered that it was possible to switch
densities on that drive mid-tape. I accidentally created a tar tape with
two different densities on it. I only tried reading it long after that
system was scrapped and found I couldn't.

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