Help reading a 9 track tape
paulkoning at comcast.net
Thu Aug 5 14:04:16 CDT 2021
> On Aug 5, 2021, at 2:55 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On 8/5/21 11:20 AM, Jon Elson via cctalk wrote:
>> They have air bearing "hubs" that the tape wraps over, and nothing but
>> the tape head and cleaner blades touch the oxide side of the tape. But,
>> they can still suffer from tape sticking to the heads.
> ...which is where the tape ends up sticking, no matter the drive.
Does anything other than (real) DECtape arrange for an air cushion between tape and head? Would it be possible to tweak a tape drive -- streaming or otherwise -- to do that?
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