From: Christian Fandt <cfandt_at_servtech.com>
Date: Mon Jul 20 08:03:19 1998

At 15:10 16-07-98 -0700, Frank McConnell <fmc_at_reanimators.org> wrote:
>Christian Fandt <cfandt_at_servtech.com> wrote:
>> Aha! Now I can connect QIC36/QIC02.... My HP 250 uses DC600 type tape
>Don't be too sure of that. If it's a 9144 drive or one integrated in

DC600 carts are the _physical_ media on which data is stored. I wasn't
saying DC600 is a format nor was QICxx a format HP uses (never knew what
protocol HP used 'til you mentioned HCD a bit later in yr msg.)

>a 79xx disc drive, it uses tapes that are mechanically the same but
>with a completely different format called HCD that predates the QIC
>formats and cannot be completely recorded in the field. THe format
>involves full-width block markers that can't be recorded by the heads
>in the drives.

Now I know what format the HP250 records its tapes under. Thanks for the
added tidbit of info to my very meager amount I have on the 250. :-) I
never got much of anything as far as technical tech data with the 250, just
the small OS/BASIC command reference handbook (which is very important just
to run the thing while lacking any other operations manuals.)

Regards, Chris
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Christian Fandt, Electronic/Electrical Historian
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