Are old SCSI tape drives not all created equal?

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Fri Aug 19 16:14:00 CDT 2016

On 08/19/2016 01:28 PM, js at wrote:

> There were 2-3 versions.  One was SCSI, the next QIC-02, and the
> last, some raw interface called "BASIC."    I've both a SCSI and a
> QIC-02 version.

That figures--they did a similar thing with the floppy drives--the Teac
SCSI floppy is little more than a standard floppy with a SCSI controller
board bolted on.

Just going by Al's document.

I wonder if the "BASIC" interface is a simple QIC-36.


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