Big IBM vacuum-column tapes drives on Ebay

From: Paul Koning <>
Date: Tue Sep 21 08:11:18 2004

>>>>> "Brad" == Brad Parker <> writes:

 Brad> William Maddox wrote:
>> Two 3420 drives and 3803 controller, in Maine USA.
>> d=1

 Brad> Umm, very tempting :-)

 Brad> But I suppose it would be impossible to connect it to any other
 Brad> sort of non-ibm tape controller... (a 360 just isn't in my
 Brad> budget :-)

With the controller included, it would presumably hook up to anything
that knows an IBM channel interface. So if you have a DX11 you could
hook it up to your Unibus PDP11; it should hook up to the older PDP10s
(DX10? I don't remember that designation but presumably there was

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