Subject: Re: Streamer problem
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: George Robbins <email@example.com>
Date: 06/26/1997 10:36:52
> From: Dave Burgess <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: Streamer problem
> To: email@example.com (George Robbins)
> A DC-6525 (if bulk erased) looks just like a DC-6150. Going down the
> list (DC-600 instead of up to DC-6525) might cause data errors, but even
> that would work (if erased).
This is not necessarily the general case as magnetic material/coercivity
(amount of oomph need for reliable writing 8-) do change between some of
the tapes. Also the double-length tapes are do tend to be less rugged
when used in older mechanisms, which is probably not relevant here.
I'm not saying you *must* use a particular tape, but a glance at the
media comptibility charts or tape spec's is often a good idea.
> If it hasn't been erased, the tape drive may
> try to read it and come up with some type of mode select error.
> The Viper 150 should be capable of reading and writing the 60Meg QIC format.
Yep, the standard drive can write 60/120/150 formats, and I think read the
old Sun lower density format. There are also a fair number of Viper 120
drives floating around, which obviously don't support the 150 format stuff.