Accessing a TK50 or TK70 from RT

Adrian Graham witchy at
Sun Jun 12 06:48:59 CDT 2016

On 12/06/2016 12:15, "Rod Smallwood" <rodsmallwood52 at> wrote:

>>> Nearly there I think. I have loads of TK50 tapes to format.
>> I'm pretty sure the TK70 can only read TK50 tapes and not write to them...
> Thanks Graham
>      Now that sounds highly likely. Does the TK70 controller support the
> TK50 drive perchance?
> I have a TK 50 controller I can aways put that back in.

The TQK70 controller supports the TK50 drive, yes. If you're needing to bulk
erase it might be easier/quicker to get hold of a degausser then just init
before writing as necessary.

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