From: Allison J Parent <allisonp_at_world.std.com>
Date: Sun Jul 19 13:34:06 1998

> That sounds right. In fact, the readers are even labeled
< > "DECtape55"s. How much do these hold?

Around 185-230k 12bit words depending on how formatted.

1464 blocks of 128 words, randomly block addressable with an index.
Another scheme used 129 word blocks with over 1400 available. It was
low cost disk like and moderatly fast storage. One tape could hold a
complete OS and utilities along with a language.

Received on Sun Jul 19 1998 - 13:34:06 BST

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