Arete/ARIX interest?

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Mon Aug 30 18:00:27 1999

I hope you're not stating that 9-track drives are not available as SCSI
devices, because that's not the case. Those are what kept me from using the
S-100 to CIPHER 9-track interface I got some 20 years ago. SCSI was just

I've never seen an SMD-interfaced 9-track drive either, though that's not

I'd be interested in knowing how this turns out, though.

-----Original Message-----
From: David R. Dick <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Monday, August 30, 1999 4:28 PM
Subject: Re: Arete/ARIX interest?

>> Is the 9-track a SCSI device? Where are you located?
>> Are you looking for a "computer rescue" or to sell these units?
>9 track is *not* a SCSI device. If it is possible for the
>tape drive to be SMD, it probably is, because that's what
>the disk drives are.
>The machines are in Nashua, New Hampshire and this
>is definitely a case of rescue.
>David Dick
>Software Innovations
>[doing UNIX since 1981]
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