SCSI Tape Emulator
dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 06:51:57 CDT 2016
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> Subject: Re: SCSI Tape Emulator
> On Oct 10, 2016 10:06 PM, "Dave Wade" <dave.g4ugm at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Folks,
> > I am "playing" with a small VAX and want to install software onto it,
> > some of which are in SIMH ".tap" format files. I was thinking it would
> > be nice
> > have a SCSI Tape emulator that worked a bit like the USB floppy
> > emulators that are about.
> > So it would plug into the SCSI bus and allow ".TAP" (and other tape
> > stored on some kind of flash memory, say USB or SD card perhaps, to be
> > by real hardware.
> > Does this sound usefull to any one? Any other thoughts on how this
> > could
> > achieved?
> > Dave Wade
> > G4UGM & EA7KAE
> Would it not be a SMOP to get a SCSI2SD device to emulate a tape drive?
I am not sure, it looks there is some code in there for tape but its very minimal.
In addition there are no interfaces on the card to select the ".tap" file to be used.
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