Is tape dead?

Johnny Billquist bqt at
Mon Sep 14 17:38:51 CDT 2015

On 2015-09-14 20:43, Murray McCullough wrote:
> I came across a fascinating article by Evan Koblentz in TechRepublic
> Daily Digest today entitled: “Tape isn't dying -- it's getting
> healthier and smarter”. Does this mean my ADAM tape drive system has a
> future after all? Naw! But one can wish. Are there tape systems in the
> PDP family, et. al., still running?
> Happy computing.
> Murray  :)

Can't answer in general, but my PDP-11/93 have a DDS-3, an Exabyte and a 
TK50 running.

Update have a couple of PDP-11/70 systems, and have tape drives on them, 
although our TU81 currently seems dead.


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