calling all HP7970 tape owners....

Brent Hilpert hilpert at
Fri Jan 23 14:27:29 CST 2015

On 2015-Jan-23, at 6:13 AM, Al Kossow wrote:
> On 1/23/15 4:26 AM, Jay West wrote:
>> Marc wrote...
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>> [snip] How the hell does the darn bracket work? You'd attach the bracket
>> first to the rack, then slide in the drive and screw it in to the bracket
>> *from the inside* of the opened unit, while delicately balancing 130 pounds
>> of tape drive? Yikes!
>> ----
>> Yep.
> This is exactly the way that Kennedy 9000 tape drives mount as well.
> I wonder who copied who.

I have a HP 7970A, date codes 1970, that uses the same mounting bracket/method, if that helps the determination.

The A is 800 BPI, darn it, so I can't R/W common 1600 BPI tapes.

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