help reading 9 track tape
elson at pico-systems.com
Thu Mar 24 21:56:12 CDT 2016
On 03/24/2016 04:40 PM, Jecel Assumpcao Jr. wrote:
> Jon Elson wrote on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:34:48 -0500:
>> What density and format is this tape? Not all drives
>> support all densities.
> I actually mentioned this detail to his advisor when they were
> discussing this topic after his student's defense, but I don't think he
> remembers this information. I am guessing that the tape was recorded
> around 1986, so any new density introduced after that (if there were
> any) can be ruled out. About the format, I have no idea.
In 1986, pretty much any density was possible. But, since
it was done on a PDP-11, it is a fairly good guess it is not
at 6250. So, most likely either 800 (which I no longer have
a complete system to read) or 1600, which I do. But, likely
others can do it, also.
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