--- "R. D. Davis" <rdd(a)rddavis.org> wrote:
Quothe Ethan Dicks, from writings of Tue, Jan 15, 2002
--- "Clint Wolff (VAX collector)"
PS If you do get a dump, I'd appreciate a
copy. I'm archiving all the
TU58s I can find to CD-Rs...
I'm doing the same thing. So far, I have about 20 tapes read in. :-(
Here's a listing of the tapes that I have; are any of the following of
Yes... a cursory search of the list shows me a few items that may fill
in some gaps in my collection of VMS 3.x tapes. I have read in what I
can; some tapes just plain would _not_ read in completely (I could
probably read some blocks) and at least one was recycled by a cow-orker
15 years ago.
Alas, I've not gotten my tape drive to work yet...
Can I help? To get my tapes read, I took a TU-58 drive assembly that
came out of an 11/725 or 11/730 _years_ ago when we bought them to strip
for parts (cheaper than paying DEC for maintenance), and set it on top
of a Windows PC. For power, I rigged up a PC-drive-power-to-TU-58-PCB
cable (I had a connector that would fit the inside of the tape drive; I
didn't have one for the outside connector). For data, I took a DLV11J
bulkhead panel from my DataRAM Qbus box (faster than building a cable
from scratch), and used my box of RJ-45 serial
connectors and cables
to match up the back of the PC with the DataRAM breakout
have used several pieces of software, some from list members here, to
pull the data from the TU-58 and build images.
If I can help with specific problem you might be having, please feel
free to ask.
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