Oersted Ratings of DC300A and DC600 Tape Cartridges

From: r. 'bear' stricklin <red_at_bears.org>
Date: Wed Jan 1 17:41:00 2003

On Wed, 1 Jan 2003, Marvin Johnston wrote:

> Wonderful, thanks much for the information!!! Due to financial concerns,
> I am selling my IBM 5100 (sigh) on Ebay. Most of the tapes were DC300A,
> and the extra ones I have are the DC600s. I am in the process of
> duplicating the tapes, 1) so I can keep a set of the Patch and Games
> tapes in case I can ever afford another one :), and 2) to make sure the
> tapes are readable. Thanks again!

You're in the Seattle area, right? I'm set up to image QIC tapes, if you
would find it helpful, and can provide tape images on CD no sweat.

The only thing would be, you need the right tape drive to write them back
out. Do you know whether the 5100 drive is 4- or 9-track? I.E. does it
store 15 or 30 MB on that DC300 cart? I can regenerate 9-track QIC easily,
but I don't have any QIC11 (4-track) drives, so that would not be possible
for me to do right now.

Received on Wed Jan 01 2003 - 17:41:00 GMT

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