[vcf-midatlantic] WTD: PDP-11 tape drive?

W2HX w2hx at w2hx.com
Thu Dec 27 12:06:27 EST 2018

Thanks for the advice, Dave. 

>The connectors on the other one are a DB25 and a DC37.  These are made for connection to a Sun VME tape controller like the Xylogics 472 in a Sun 9U VME carrier.  It would probably be quite a pain to use those cables with whatever controller you have for Qbus.  In short, the one with the D-shell connectors on the back is an aftermarket add-on, while
the one that appears to be missing its back cover is more "standard".

Do I understand correctly, your advice then would be to focus on the fujitsu branded machine because the connectors are more standard and the rack mounting is preferable? 

I will investigate the emulex QT13, it sounds like a good option.

One more request if anyone has a tape machine they would like to part with. Should be better than shipping something across the country.

Thanks, Dave.
Eugene W2HX
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On 12/26/18 9:04 PM, W2HX via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> I am building my first PDP-11. It is a 11/23+ It is a nice set up with 4 RL02's lots of boards, two half-height racks, spares, you name it.


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