TK70 tape drive media?

Zane H. Healy healyzh at
Thu Jan 26 17:12:51 CST 2006

> Zane H. Healy wrote:
> > Might be easier to find a TK50 drive, and controller, or get a CD-ROM
> > hooked in there.  I have to question weather a TK70 is worth the
> > effort in this day and age, unless you're trying to *read* tapes. 
> > Sadly, TK50's are still worth the trouble, at least on a PDP-11.   
> Am I missing something? Is TK70 media actually tougherto
> find that TK50 media? I've got a healthy supply of both
> (and I don't use either for backup) but this is the first
> time I've heard anyone suggest "TK70 bad, TK50 good"!
> Antonio

It has been my experience that TK70 media is a lot harder to find than TK50
media (I have 2-3 large boxes of TK50's, but only about 8 TK70's).


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