On Fri, 2008-06-13 at 22:32 -0700, Josh Dersch wrote:
Hey all --
Got myself an HP 7980S 9-track drive (always wanted a 9-track drive...)
and accidentally mangled my one and only 9-track tape just after the BOT
marker (not sure what caused it, maybe the drive needs a bit of
adjustment...). So I have two questions: Where can I find a reasonable
replacement for the marker, and where does it go? I see the sense foil
on the part of the tape that got mangled, but I don't know what side of
the tape it was originally on...
P.S. The magical tape autoloading thing this drive does is the coolest
thing I've seen in a long time :).
I agree... It's very cool the way those tape drives load a tape.
CAUTION: Shameless plug -
If anyone needs some tapes, I have about 20 boxes of new tapes (10 per
box) that I'd be willing to part with. To make it worth while, I'll need
to get $50 plus shipping for each box.
steerex [at] ccvn [dot] com