Old Control Data Tape Drives
paulkoning at comcast.net
Sat May 9 10:44:23 CDT 2015
> On May 8, 2015, at 11:51 PM, Billy Pettit <bpettitx at comcast.net> wrote:
> These were great tape drives. The 604 was 75ips versus 150ips for the 607. ...
> These would be a good choice for recovering old 7 track tapes. They used vacuum tensioning columns and vacuum capstans. So very little contact with the magnetic slurry side of the tape.
Vacuum columns done correctly — not like the IBM error of putting the tape down the column with the magnetic surface facing outward. I remember that from our college 360 model 44.
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