IBM 9348 9-track tape drive
lbickley at bickleywest.com
Fri Jun 17 11:42:21 CDT 2005
On Friday 17 June 2005 08:16, Al Kossow wrote:
> It is also 1600/6250 only, and 88780s are pretty rough on
> sticky tapes, so don't try using it on anything irreplacable.
A couple of other thoughts on this drive - there are two modes of operation of
the drive - one of which is much more gentle to tapes. I've set up my drives
to always operate in the "safe" mode by default. If I am create a new tape
with good media, I modify the "default" to "normal" tape handling.
You will want to dump out the 75 or so parameters programmed into the drive
and write them down before you change them. Slightly painful - but a very
smart thing to do. Use the Service Manual for guidance on how to do this.
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