TK50 cleaning and unloading issues, new thought:

Chris Zach cz at
Sat May 23 20:41:38 CDT 2020

Ok. Any way to suck data off them to an image file? I have some Vax 8600 
diagnostics, would hate to just toss.


On 5/23/2020 9:10 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> On 5/23/20 5:58 PM, Chris Zach via cctalk wrote:
>> Tapes are shedding that much
> yup, they are garbage.
> high probability that you will make the first pass across the tape and 
> it will stick
> when it reverses direction for the second pass
> the only TK drive I will even use is the TZ30 1/2 height because it is 
> easy to get to the tape
> path to clean

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