Odd PDP-11 tape related question

From: Johnny Billquist <bqt_at_update.uu.se>
Date: Wed Jan 14 19:51:06 2004

On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 "Fred N. van Kempen" <waltje_at_pdp11.nl> wrote:

> On Tue, 13 Jan 2004, Zane H. Healy wrote:
> > Interesting.... BTW, the DDS1 drive I'm using is a DEC TLZ06. Any idea if
> Hmm, wasnt the TLZ06 a DDS2 drive? At any rate, yeah, this drive
> might very well have this "problem" .. I had it with many DDS
> drives, might even have been a TLZ in that stack... I *do* know
> I tested it with a TLZ04.
> > this might also be a problem with an Exabyte 8500 tape drive? It would be
> Cant remember... only had a 8200 at the time, and cant remember the
> results of that..

I just decided to test a TLZ06 on my system, and it don't want to
work. I normally play with an Exabyte 8200, and that works just fine.
(This on a 11/84 with a CMD controller)

So it might be as some suggested, that the DDS drives aren't too happy.
I tried with a DDS2 tape in it, if that matters. The system sees the
drive, and I can mount and dismount tapes, and even eject them. Reading or
writing gives errors, though.

I have not verified the drive on any other system either, so there are
several possible problems here, but I thought I'd report what I can


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