[rescue] On the subject of 9 track tapes....

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Fri Jan 13 12:37:22 CST 2006

On Thursday 12 January 2006 16:52, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
> > Yes, for instance the HP88780 features three industry standard
> > interface options: single-ended SCSI, differential SCSI, and
> > Pertec-compatible. The SCSI interfaces include the SCSI copy
> > command.
> Ah okay. What about the DEC TK11? I need one that is vertical, where
> the tapes mount on the front.

I think the only way you're gonna be able to do something like this (ie, 
a vertical-mount 9track drive) is find a PERTEC one and an appropriate 
machine with a PERTEC interface (like a MicroVAX or VME Sun box), and 
run NetBSD on it (which is a modern OS;).

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