[rescue] 9-Track Tapes and Sun Bits
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Sun Mar 23 21:52:43 CDT 2008
On Sun, 23 Mar 2008, James Fogg wrote:
>> Does anyone have any use at all for nine-track tapes? I have a few
>> hundred available for the cost of shipping (media mail).
> Are they blank? Often the most value in 9 tracks is what's on them. But
> yes, some people need 9 track tapes.
I wish they weren't blank. They were deguassed before I got them. They
guy who was there said the magnet was strong enough to lift them up 5 or
6 at a time.
If they weren't blank, I'd have a mint in DEC PDP-11 software, but
everyone I tried to read had no data on it.
I've also stumbled across a box of 8" floppies (where by "box", I mean
probably 100 or 200 in a large box). They were erased in a similar
fashion, so they'd need to be reformatted before use in an RX01, RX02,
or similar device.
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