Subject: Re: just something that i find scary
To: Dave McGuire <>
From: Michel <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/24/1997 09:30:42
I believe they're even called "TK88" tapes..

I'm not so sure that it's developed by DEC though; the technology
to store 40 GB on DEC's tapes may very well have been invented by Quantum.
 It is said that the TK tape line is more reliable than DAT, but that
doesn't explain why my MVAXII diagnostics tape also got corrupted =(


 Michel van der Laan	-
In your mail from 23-6-1997 you write:
> On June 23, you wrote:
> > ran across a picture of a Quantum DLT 7000 in SunExpert magazine. (don't
> > follow hardware like that since *I* can't afford it anyway) and noticed
> > that it looks way too much like a TK50.  just something i thought i should
> > share. :)
>   Yes...It looks even *more* like a TK70.  The "Quantum" DLT drives
> were made by DEC.  Quantum bought the line from DEC a while back, and
> seems to be desperately trying to convince the world that it was their
> original design.
>   This is all from a very fuzzy memory...someone please correct me if
> I'm wrong here...The TK50 is a CompacTape I, the TK70 is a CompacTape
> II, and the DLT drives are CompacTape IVs.
>   The tapes are virtually indistinguishable from one another.
>                              -Dave McGuire