TU58 yet one more time

Mattis Lind mattislind at gmail.com
Tue May 31 15:25:09 CDT 2016

tisdag 31 maj 2016 skrev Al Kossow <aek at bitsavers.org>:

> On 5/31/16 9:34 AM, Al Kossow wrote:
> >
> >
> > On 5/31/16 8:38 AM, Mark J. Blair wrote:
> >>
> >> Transferring the tape to be imaged into an audio cassette housing, and
> then imaging it on a hacked up transport
> >
> > You may want to use a data cassette like the MT-2ST
> > http://www.ebay.com/sch/161622290065 has a decent picture. I've got the
> manual on bitsavers
> >
> >
> the problem is head width and position. i'd have to check if the DC-100
> carts being talked about (DEC and HP) all
> put the heads in the same place with the same width. the problem with
> using QIC transports is the head width is too
> narrow for the old carts, reducing the contact area and increasing the
> chance of dropouts.
On the other hand it is possible to shift the position of the head and
thereby circumvent drop-outs by splicing together reads from many different
tracks. A simple teqnique that I used sucessfully when reading S8000


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