On 4/23/21 10:33 AM, Rik Bos wrote:
That would not work the capstans of the 9144/45 have
diameter. Those drives use DC600HC tapes not a QIC tape.
How do you figure that? I've got a DC600HC cart here and it's the same
dimensions as a standard DC600A cartridge--it is Iotamat preformatted,
without the usual optical sense stuff. It was used on a number of QIC
(yes, it's quarter-inch) drives, such as the Kennedy 9455 and the ADIC
As far as the capstan being too large, I suspect you may underestimate
the "stretchiness" of silicone hose. Somewhere, I posted a photo if an
Archive 2060S drive with a red hose replacement capstan.
The hose comes in larger sizes, regardless. I still need to refurb the
capstan on my 3M DCD-01 drive, but it's been too long since I've run
into any 2-track DC300 tapes, so it's not a priority.
In any case, the suggestion is offered for whatever value one can gain