Odd PDP-11 tape related question

From: Doc Shipley <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Fri Jan 16 00:17:24 2004

On Jan 15, 2004, at 2:52 PM, Johnny Billquist wrote:
> But I did notice that someone else said that the TLZ06 will not like
> DDS2
> tapes, which is what I had. The NetBSD box appearantly have a DDS2
> drive... (since it works fine)

   Nitpick warning!

   That was me, but what I actually said was that most DDS1 drives won't
load a DDS2 tape. I can't remember the "official" name of the feature,
but almost all 4mm drives do media-format detection, and will just spit
out a tape larger than they rate for. I do recall that the DEC
firmware doesn't do that, but I'm still fairly sure it won't work.

Received on Fri Jan 16 2004 - 00:17:24 GMT

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