Subject: Re: HP 88780B round tape drive
To: Pankaj's Unix Account <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matthew Jacob <email@example.com>
Date: 07/22/2003 16:47:30
Hello, I don't thibnk the 88780 can read NRZI tapes- I think it can only
do PE (1600BPI) and GCR (6250), but I could be wrong. I haven't actually
used one of these drives for nearly 10 years.
Try toggling the front panel's density selector to see if it will select
800BPI. In any case, when you load a tape, and the drive moves the tape
to load point, if it's readable it should tell you which density it
thinks it is.
I don't believe that there's any specific s/w setting you need to
On Mon, 21 Jul 2003, Pankaj's Unix Account wrote:
> Ho this is Pankaj, we are using the subject tape drive & want to
> make it read 800 bpi tapes, can you please guide me how it can be done.
> You help will be appreciated.
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