Hardest to Find Classic Computers (Was: RE: Way OT: Just say

From: Ethan Dicks <erd_6502_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Wed Dec 19 15:34:57 2001

--- Eric Dittman <dittman_at_dittman.net> wrote:
> > > Actually, there are some table-top 9-track drives. There is a limit
> > > on how small a 9-track drive can be since you have to accommodate two
> > > large reels.

I have a TS03 - it is smaller than a small microwave oven, but it only
takes 7" reels (and only uses one actual reel - the takeup is a naked
hub that the tape stacks on - the distance between the axes of the motors
is about 1.2 x the reel size - you get tape spinning one way in between
a tape reel spinning the other way past a certain point)

> > > In fact, next week I'm picking up a table-top 9-track SCSI drive for
> > > $75.
> >
> > I'd love one... Right now my TU-80 is my smallest tape drive.
> And right now I'm leaving to pick up the drive. Fun tonight!

Nice. Best to pick up, not to ship. My experience with SCSI 9-track
drives is that they are 19"x10.5"x36" and not all air inside. Still
wish I had one. I'd pay $50-$150 for one (excl. shipping) if it supported
6250 bpi.


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Received on Wed Dec 19 2001 - 15:34:57 GMT

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