PDA

View Full Version : Anritsu 1/2" tape drive



nige the hippy
December 18th, 2009, 09:49 AM
Just got an ebay sort-of-bargain 99p (and a very cold day out at the seaside) I was hoping it was scsi, but it seems more likely to be a pertec interface. it had a 50 way density-and-a-half D type plug on the end, which (unfortunately) went onto some pins of both 50 way connectors on the back.

Anritsu were apparently the first self-threading drives. It loads up pretty well, the reel gripping bands are a bit worn & hard, but I've some hopeful replacements on the way. It does the threading by blowing a stream of air over the free end of the tape, along the tape path and slowly reeling it out, checking it's progress through optical gates, and reeling it in a bit if it fails.

Anyone know any more about it ( model number DMT 2620 NZ), and also if a pertec - ISA interface was ever made?

paul
December 18th, 2009, 11:26 AM
Noticed this one item from a quick google (w/o the NZ) indicating a ISA interface exists for a DMT 2620 A2:
http://www.mail-archive.com/euglug@euglug.org/msg00666.html

nige the hippy
December 29th, 2009, 12:01 PM
Cheers for the reply, I know some time has passed, but christmas got in the way! I spotted that link too. apparently "Electrovalue" do a couple of ISA & EISA cards, but at a price that's out of my league at present. there was also a thread on here... http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?9142-DC62-Pertec-cable *Can't seem to turn The link off!!!!* (http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?9142-DC62-Pertec-cable) (http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?9142-DC62-Pertec-cable)