Old tape drive proves its worth
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Mon Nov 10 11:01:57 CST 2008
2008/11/10 Antonio Carlini <arcarlini at iee.org>:
> An IBM729 Mark 5 tape drive grabbed the data for NASA.
Golly, why use an IBM pinch-roller drive (I remember the 729-IV on
S/360 gear) when a CDC vacuum-capstan drive would be far gentler on
the tape? A modern streamer might be gentler still.
Just curious about the selection of the drive.
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