OT- Streamer Tapedrive was->Re: 1/2" tape cleaners?

From: Nico de Jong <nico_at_farumdata.dk>
Date: Sat Oct 23 14:32:33 2004

From: "Ron Hudson" <ron.hudson_at_sbcglobal.net>
> > "Streaming type" front loader 9 trk drives are a dime-a-dozen -
> > there's a couple on the shlf at WierdStuff for $50

> What does it take to connect one of those to a PC? (under linux?)

Depends on the drive. The majority I've had my hands on, are SCSI, either SE
or HVD. Some drives like Qualstar 34xx, M4 9914, Overland (maybe) can be
found with SE or HVD. Adaptec adapters are always a good choice.
Older models like the Qualstar 1052 (1600 and 3200 bpi) tend to have a
Pertec Interface, i.e. edge connectors (like 5.25" floppies). These connect
to adapters like Overland TX8, TXi16, Flagstaff, Shaffstall, etc etc.
I have the software for Overland adapters; don't know if they will work with
the others. These adapters fit in EISA slots.


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