DEC UNIBUS and use of cassette

Noel Chiappa jnc at
Sat Aug 21 12:49:23 CDT 2021

    > From: Bill Degnan

    > Was there a UNIBUS storage system that used a cassette player as the
    > storage device .., rigged to send receive signals via a serial card
    > connection. 

Yes and no. There is the TA11 Magnetic Tape Cassette System, which used the
TU60 Dual DECasette Transport (I need to create a page for that in the
CHWiki), but it uses a special controller card, the TA11 Magnetic Tape
Cassette controller:  

There is a small cheap tape system which used a stock serial interface to talk
to the computer, the TU58, but those used DECtpe-II cartridges, not standard


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