rigdonj at cfl.rr.com
Thu Aug 25 17:48:49 CDT 2005
I did some checking on the net and one site says that they're model TU
60 not 80 and they're probably correct. They have a picture of a PDP-11/55
with one but it's too far away to see the DECassette clearly. I THINK it's
the fourth unit from the bottom in the third rack full height from the left
in this picture <http://www.xs4all.nl/~geerol/nl/GAL/groot/1155.html>. The
DECassettes aren't much to see, just a black box with two tape drives and
an open "pocket" for storing tapes.
At 01:29 PM 8/25/05 -0700, you wrote:
>> I picked one of these up a while back and stumbled across it yesterday.
>> It's a model TU80 IIRC. Does anyone have anyexperience with them? I've
>> never seen or heard of one in actual use but I know it's supposed to be
>> useable on the PDP-8 so I may try to hand it on my -8 if they're any good
>> (and I can find the right interface card). What kind of cassette tapes do
>> they use and how hard are they to find and format?
>Interesting, I wouldn't think it would be a TU80 as I would expect that to
>be a 9-Track. I thought they were for LSI-11 systems. Somewhere I think I
>have a little bit of info on them, but probably not enough to be of any use.
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