10401Re: [midatlanticretro] HP 7978A Mag tape 9-track 6250bpi
- Nov 6, 2008On Thu, 6 Nov 2008, Jim Scheef wrote:
> I rescued this about a year ago to use with a uVAX thinking it had aThe 7978A was commonly used with the later series HP3000 minicomputers,
> SCSI interface. Unfortunately it is HP-IB. The previous owner was a
> company in Bristol, CT, where I was assured the unit was working well
> when it was removed from service several years earlier. The tape drive
> and the cabinet are immaculate.
whose peripherals were mostly HP-IB based. I worked on them briefly
around 1988. No vacuum columns on this one - it uses a buffer for tape
Mike Loewen mloewen@...
Old Technology http://sturgeon.css.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/
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