Qs about big tape drives

From: Jeffrey Sharp <jss_at_subatomix.com>
Date: Sun Dec 29 21:19:00 2002

All right. College is over, and I'm starting to map out plans for my Machine
Room of Ultimate Power (Consumption). Trouble is, my 850 sq ft house is not
much bigger than an apartment. I've found that vertical storage is my friend
here, and I want to use as much of that as I can. I've got this Kennedy 9300
tape transport. It's big like a DEC TE16 and has vacuum columns and such. It
will live at the top of a rack. Unfortunately...um...I've never actually
*used* one of these big tape drives, or any tape drive for that matter, and
I can find zilch docs on it. Are there going to be problems with sticking
anything else (storage or processor) under it? Specifically, would
vibrations from the 9300 cause problems (e.g. alignment) with a disk drive
(e.g. RK05) mounted below it? Could vibrations cause problems (e.g. cards
working themselves out of the backplane) with a processor (e.g. 11/34)?

Jeffrey Sharp
Received on Sun Dec 29 2002 - 21:19:00 GMT

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