Mounting HP7970e 9-Trk 1/2" Tape Drive

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Mon Feb 11 12:08:38 CST 2019

On 2/11/19 9:16 AM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:

> A few hundred pounds slid all the way out will topple it.
> If the center of gravity is NOT within the perimeter of the base, . . .
> Need to bolt the rear to the floor, or something SOLID, and extend the
> "footprint" of the front to include where the center of gravity is when
> fully extended.  And a bit more, so that setting a tool or elbow on it
> doesn't topple it.

That's one of the reasons that a lot of computer racks have an
"anti-tip" slideout on the bottom.   It should be pretty simple to
fabricate one, if you're handy with a welder.  Basically, just some
square tube stock fashioned into a "T".  It'd let you keep the casters
on the bottom of the rack.


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