Accessing a TK50 or TK70 from RT
rodsmallwood52 at btinternet.com
Sun Jun 12 06:15:25 CDT 2016
On 12/06/2016 11:31, Adrian Graham wrote:
> On 12/06/2016 11:00, "Rod Smallwood" <rodsmallwood52 at btinternet.com> wrote:
>> OK we are moving forward.
>> Drive is TK70
>> Interface card is a TQK70 controller
>> The cart is a TK50 as that's all I have.
>> The write protect slide is to write protect off.
>> Cart loads normally and activity light goes to on.
>> Write protect light is off
>> I can now get the INIT to start and ask init Y/N.
>> INIT starts but write protect light comes on
>> System halts on an I/O error
>> .sh dev:mu
>> Device Status CSR Vector(s)
>> --------- -------- ---
>> MU 122722 174500 260 254
>> Nearly there I think. I have loads of TK50 tapes to format.
> I'm pretty sure the TK70 can only read TK50 tapes and not write to them...
Now that sounds highly likely. Does the TK70 controller support the
TK50 drive perchance?
I have a TK 50 controller I can aways put that back in.
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