1/2" tape cleaners?

From: Ethan Dicks <dickset_at_amanda.spole.gov>
Date: Sun Oct 24 15:04:21 2004

On Sun, Oct 24, 2004 at 10:54:43AM -0500, John Foust wrote:
> At 09:00 PM 10/23/2004, you wrote:
> >I picked up a TSZ07 (DEC-badged SCSI 9 track) a while back for $50,
> It looks like there's been a few TSZ07 on eBay recently, they
> cost as much to buy as to ship (sub-$100 for drive). I imagine
> they weigh three or four stone.

Shipping costs are a big concern - that's why I leaped on the one down
the street at the Uni for $50 - put it in my station wagon and drove
> Stupid lazy questions: they plug into 120 VAC, or some other type of
> power supply?


> And what's the difference between the -CA and -AA variations?

Dunno about that. I'm not even sure which one I might have.

> Are there good Linux packages for dealing with foreign
> tapes, such as handling variable block sizes?

dd will handle variable block sizes on a per-tape-file basis. I'm sure
there are other utilities that can as well.


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