At&T Unix PC, Tape drive

Jon Elson elson at
Sat May 2 11:14:53 CDT 2020

On 05/02/2020 08:21 AM, emanuel stiebler via cctalk wrote:
> Hi,
> during my move, I think I lost my tape drive, which was attached to my
> at&t unix pc (68000 based).
> Anybody knows of the top of their head, if I could read the tapes on any
> other machine? Was it anything "standard", or did they do their own at at&t?
> Cheers & thanks!
A lot of AT&T systems used a CDC Keystone drive, if you are 
talking about 1/2" tape reels.
The Laser Magnetic Storage 92181 is an 800/1600 streaming 
drive, the 92185 is a 1600/6250
drive.  These could be had with formatted Pertec Interface 
or SCSI. There were lots of these
drives made.


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