HP 9144A, other stuff

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_intellistar.net>
Date: Thu Nov 4 09:20:41 1999


At 12:29 AM 11/4/99 -0800, you wrote:
>A HP 9144A tape thing is sitting at one of the salvage places I go by.
>There is a tape in it, but thats about all I can tell. Location is southern
>Orange county.

   The 9144 is a tape backup. It's HP-IB and can be used EXACTLY like a
HP-IB disk drive. You can even boot from it but it's S-L-O-W and HP doesn't
advise it except in case of emergency. It's capacity depends on which tape
you use in it. The "S" tape has a capacity of 15 Mb and the "L" tape has a
capacity of about 65 Mb. The 9144s are common but the tapes are sort of
hard to come by. I could use the tape if you can get it without any
trouble. The 9144 uses a 16 track tape. The 9145 is similar but uses a 32
track tape. BTW the 9144 and 9145 both use preformatted tapes. You MUST
use preformatted HP tapes in them. The 9145 can read but not write 9144
tapes, I have neve been able to find 9145 tapes.

Received on Thu Nov 04 1999 - 09:20:41 GMT

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