The belts are more or less all failing at this point, even on the newer multi-gigabyte
QICs. I finally had to stop extracting the good ones from newer tapes, boiling, and
reusing because that was not reliable anymore. Seems everyone is using these nowadays:
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On Saturday, October 30th, 2021 at 22:30, Nigel Johnson Ham via cctalk <cctalk at
Toby, will those 300XL tapes move the tape if you turn
the capstan?? I
got my drive working but when I tried to see if the tapes would read,
the rubber band that moves the tape just shattered due to age.
Try turning the wheel with your finger and see if it moves the tape, if
it does i would like them.
On 2021-10-30 10:28 p.m., Toby Thain via cctalk wrote:
> On 2021-10-30 1:14 p.m., Toby Thain via cctalk wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Located in Toronto Canada, for shipping cost only:
> > - 3 x Hitachi DK516-15
> > - 2 x Computer Memories Inc (CMI) 6426-S
> > - Microscience HH-1060 (half height; marked bad)
> > - Tandon TM-502
> > Unknown working condition, but have been stored well.
> > First come, first served, etc.
> > --Toby
> Also: 2 x Scotch DC 300XL tape cartridges, good condition.