7 track tape drives

From: Al Kossow <aek_at_spies.com>
Date: Thu Aug 28 17:48:01 2003

So anybody out here knows of any 7 track drives which are still easy (?)
to get and have some kind of "usual" interfaces ?

If you have 7 track tapes of historical significance, and are willing
to release their contents, there are a couple of people who will read
them for you.
You will not be able to either find an easy to get or 'usual' interface
as these devices have been out of production for over 30 years and every
source for heads has discontinued production. There are a (very) few
companies that have "new old stock" tape drives, which they are attempting
to sell for many thousands of dollars.
Received on Thu Aug 28 2003 - 17:48:01 BST

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