9-Tracks Drives, especially Overland Data

From: Pete Turnbull <pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com>
Date: Sun Dec 23 19:09:42 2001

On Dec 23, 12:50, Zane H. Healy wrote:
> A while back I managed to get a nice little Overland Data OD5612 SCSI
> 9-Track tape drive.
> Anyway I just noticed something. It's got a selector switch on it for
> 1600bpi and 6250bpi. Am I correct in assuming that this means that I can
> only read those two formats?

I don't know anything about that specific drive, but I'd guess the answer
is "yes". It might do 3200, which is phase-encoded like 1600, but probably
not 800, which is NRZI and needs different electronics (and is actually
harder to do reliably, according to some manufacturers).

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Sun Dec 23 2001 - 19:09:42 GMT

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