Are old SCSI tape drives not all created equal?

Jon Elson elson at
Sun Aug 21 19:35:51 CDT 2016

On 08/21/2016 07:27 PM, js at wrote:
> On 8/21/2016 6:15 PM, Al Kossow wrote:
>> On 8/21/16 4:08 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
>>>   8mm
>>> (Exabyte) drives have a pretty good chance of survival
>> nope, the transport has rubber rollers that crack, and
>> little rubber belts.
> Al,
> Is that true for both the full height and half height models?
> - John
The drives are derived from Sony 8mm video decks, so most of 
the transport mechanical parts are all identical to the 
video parts. The major difference is in the head wheel.  I 
think the general kind of parts in both full-height and 
half-height drives are pretty similar.


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