Unknown Honeywell tape drive - Help!

Zane H. Healy healyzh at aracnet.com
Mon Jan 9 23:01:56 CST 2006

At 10:00 PM +0100 1/9/06, Philipp Hachtmann wrote:
>I can get an old Honeywell type drive. But I know literally nothing
>about it. Not even the model number...!
>Here is a link to a few pictures I've received today:

I spent time working with several Honeywell DPS-8's and DPS-6's in 
the early 90's.  That looks to predate anything I saw at the site 
with the DPS-8's, and we had some pretty old equipment.

What I think is interesting is the size, it's a decidedly small tape 
drive, on the DPS-8 we only had what I would call "full size" drives 
(think old Sci-Fi shows), on the first set of DPS-6's I dealt with, 
we had full size drives, as well, and on the last set, we simply had 
ones that were about 5U or 6U.  I've *never* seen a 9-Track drive 
that size.  It looks like it was intended to be used while sitting 


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