54 TK50 tapes on eBay

Mark J. Blair nf6x at nf6x.net
Sun May 17 14:54:18 CDT 2015

> On May 17, 2015, at 12:50, Mark J. Blair <nf6x at nf6x.net> wrote:
>> On May 17, 2015, at 12:41, Robert Jarratt <robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com> wrote:
>> Glad you got the board and I hope you get a decent drive to read the tapes
>> with. You could always put together a Qbus system just to read the tapes
>> (which could then be the much better TK70, or even some of the later
>> drives), but if you have a 730 and can read it there that would be great. I
>> used to use a 730 many years ago, would be great to see one again.

Ah, this brings up another question: Would I be able to dump VMS TK50 tapes to image files somehow under RT11? Once I have my PDP-11/03 working reliably with a SCSI card and SCSI2SD or something similar, maybe that would be a more convenient system for imaging the tapes, assuming RT11 can do what's necessary.

Mark J. Blair, NF6X <nf6x at nf6x.net>

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