DEC UNIBUS and use of cassette

Bill Degnan billdegnan at
Sat Aug 21 15:44:03 CDT 2021

On Sat, Aug 21, 2021 at 1:49 PM Noel Chiappa via cctalk <
cctalk at> wrote:

>     > 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
> casettes.
>         Noel

Thanks Noel.  I suppose if it was done it was a hack/not official system.

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