elson at pico-systems.com
Thu Nov 12 09:27:29 CST 2015
On 11/12/2015 07:24 AM, Tom Moss wrote:
> I've had very mixed (about 50/50) success with 9-track, but after reading a
> bit about DECtape it looks like they should still be holding up nicely.
> Anyone care to share their experiences?
Some guys at Washington University restored a LINC that had
been stored in somebody's garage for decades. They mostly
just had to reform the power supply capacitors. Then, they
got some LAP-6 tapes that had been in somebody's office and
it booted right up! These were tapes that likely had been
sitting for 30 years.
LINCtape is essentially identical to DECtape. I think the
directory format is different, but I think the block format
is the same. I think the tapes are wound in reverse order
and the order of increasing block numbers is reversed.
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