vintage Pertec tape drive in Oxnard

Glen Slick glen.slick at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 13:22:56 CST 2009


On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 9:38 AM,  <shumaker at att.net> wrote:
>  Item #1476519348 on Ventura Craigslist
>
> info from ad:
>
> Pertec Tape Drive - Vintage 10" Reel to Reel Data Recorder - $100 (Oxnard)
>
> This is a vintage Pertec data recorder tape drive.
> M/N T8840A-9-37.5
> P/N 902857-01 C2
> S/N 351524781

http://ventura.craigslist.org/sys/1476519348.html

http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf/pertec/103380M_T8x40A-T8x60A_Aug82.pdf

M/N T8840A-9-37.5
T = Tape Product
8 = 8000 Series (Tension Arm)
8 = Highest Data Density Handled 32c/mm (800 cpi)
40 = Head Type Read After Write (Dual Stack)
9 = 9-track
37.5 = Tape Speed 0.953 m/s (37.5 ips)

No idea what the formatter is that is attached to the transport.



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