I hate HP 914x tapes

Al Kossow aek at bitsavers.org
Fri Jul 13 13:29:38 CDT 2018

Correct, I meant the 16 or 32 track drives.

There was a document floating around called 'hcdvsqic.txt' that I had recently uploaded to
I just found a more detailed document written in Jun, 1989 on the subject that I'm about to upload
that goes into more detail by the same author.

7942 is completely incompatible with the 44 and 45

On 7/13/18 10:29 AM, Tony Duell wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 5:35 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk
> <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> Man, these things are annoying.
>> All of the bands are bad, and they leave residue on the spools.
>> There are no EOT BOT holes on the HP tape, and the drive locks
> I assume you mean the HP9144 and HP9145 drives/tapes. The
> HP9142 uses normal QIC24 formatting and does have the optical
> hole sensor (I have just checked the schematics).
> -tony

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