TK70 tape drive media?
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Thu Jan 26 16:33:28 CST 2006
In article <200601262230.k0QMU7qR005246 at onyx.spiritone.com>,
"Zane H. Healy" <healyzh at aracnet.com> writes:
> > What do you use in this thing? I've got a VAX 4000/300 with a TK70,
> > but it didn't come with any media and I'm wondering what I should be
> > looking for to feed it :)
> Compact Tape II's (aka TK70's :^)
> 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.
That's kinda what I figured. It looked like a weird DEC proprietary
form factor for the media. A quick google didn't turn up any obvious
discussion of the media. The machine has ethernet and I'm not sure, but
it might also have a SCSI interface. With ethernet I can get data into/out
of the machine (heck, even the console interface can do that, but
ethernet would be more expedient).
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