Viper 2150S scsi tape drive
dkelvey at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 28 18:11:06 CDT 2010
> From: bear at typewritten.org
> On Oct 28, 2010, at 7:30 AM, dwight elvey wrote:
> > Does anyone know the expected diameter of
> > the capstan?
> It's just under 0.500". I have a note next to this that says
> (31/64"??). At the time I measured it it wasn't clear to me whether
> there was some sort of standard sizing for this type of thing that it
> could be better referred to as.
My guess is that it doesn't have to be exactly the right size.
I'm sure that when reading the data, it uses a servo-loop.
When writing, it would care but a little fast of slow shouldn't
make a big difference.
I'll target 0.5 or slightly smaller. Smaller will give me more
It was a mess. I wish I'd looked first. I know better just didn't
look. It is under the pully and hard to see. The ebay seller said
it was from a working system. I guess he didn't say how many
years had gone by since it was working!
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