Are old SCSI tape drives not all created equal?

Mark J. Blair nf6x at
Sun Aug 21 13:31:39 CDT 2016

> On Aug 21, 2016, at 10:46, Chuck Guzis <cclist at> wrote:
> One
> advantage that DDS (and DLT...) has over most of the "QIC" tapes is that
> they use a read-after-write system like the big 1/2" tape drives, making
> a separate verification pass unnecessary.  They also tend to follow the
> ANSI sequantial-access SCSI standard more carefully.

And they also don't have that !@#&%##!^^ belt mechanism in the cartridge!

Mark J. Blair, NF6X <nf6x at>

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