QIC-24 data analysis

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Sun Aug 16 15:22:02 CDT 2015

On 08/16/2015 10:15 AM, Jay Jaeger wrote:

> More likely, apply the technology used on some 9 Track drives:  a little
> tension arm and then use servos to drive the supply and takeup reels,
> and an encoder (*not* driven) that measures speed (in place of the
> capstan on older drives).

Maybe--I know the method--you see it on some Cipher drives and it's even 
on my tape cleaning machine.  A capstan-pinch roller, I think is no 
worse and might actually help with wrinkled QIC tapes that have made a 
mess inside of a QIC cartridge when their tension belts have rotted out.


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