QIC-24 data analysis

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Sun Aug 16 18:29:11 CDT 2015

On 08/16/2015 03:20 PM, Jay Jaeger wrote:

> One issue with the capstan idea, though, would be direction.
> Capstans really want to pull.  Not very good a pushing.  ;)  So if
> you did that, and you wanted to direction operation (required if you
> can't stream the entire tape), then you'd need two sets of capstans
> like the big IBM and the like 7 and 9 track tape drives had.

Or CDC... :)

Or maybe just a tachometer and let the reel motors do the work.  QIC 
data is pretty much self-clocking (but for those HP 2-track drives).

Still mulling it over--the number of QIC cartridges I've had to handle 
has gone down substantially over the years.


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