Destructive Imaging of DECTAPE II Media
hilpert at cs.ubc.ca
Tue Jan 27 18:32:10 CST 2015
On 2015-Jan-27, at 3:58 PM, Mike Stein wrote:
> I can't find it at the moment but somewhere I have a Burroughs digital cassette drive, capstan-less and capable of high-speed bidirectional seek. AFAIK it uses the standard half-track mono tape format, one track for data and the other for the clock.
That description fits the tape system used in the HP9830. The tape transport is actually a "DigiDeck" OEM'd by International Computer Products, out of Dallas, Texas. The head is non-standard though, in that it R/Ws both half-tracks simultaneously.
> Don't know if it'd be useful and not sure if I want to part with it permanently, but keep it in mind if nothing else works out and you get desperate ;-)
I don't think it would be of any benefit to the OP's interest over what he already has to work with.
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