Bus and Tag Telex drive listed (Ebay alert)
jwsmail at jwsss.com
Fri Jan 20 21:04:40 CST 2017
The same vendor which listed the CDC Keystone drives also has listed a
pair of Telex drives with Bus & Tag. I don't recall who has the
incoming 4341, but this would be a great and for the mainframe, compact
half inch tape subsystem. I would check, but I believe this would have
all you need for hooking it up from what the listing says for two drives.
Located in Sacramento, Ca, would need freighting & shipping, as auction
is marked local pickup only.
Hope someone saves them. Probably way more compact and less fuss the
3420's. I doubt anyone will find many 3411's which would be the next
most desirable, since it also has a builtin controller if you get the
370 version. With the 3411, you have to watch out for IBM 36 or some
such which looked the same, but only had a single Bus cable to the
host. But I digress. the 18" x 18" x 18" block of steel you don't have
to deal with in the 3803 and probably 900# of just the controller makes
a lot of difference.
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