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    Quote Originally Posted by m_thompson View Post
    And that it what makes it really useful. Reading and writing DECtapes that didn't come from a PDP-8 is easy.
    Other DECtape controllers can also read tapes from other systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bqt View Post
    Other DECtape controllers can also read tapes from other systems.
    Only if the Mark Track is in an standard format.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m_thompson View Post
    Only if the Mark Track is in an standard format.
    Which they are on all DEC systems.

    But sure, I don't know about LINCtape. That might be a different trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bqt View Post
    Which they are on all DEC systems.

    But sure, I don't know about LINCtape. That might be a different trick.
    LINCtape mark track format isn't symetrical. DECtape mark tracks can be read in either direction
    which DEC patented #3387293

    That's why other people who made drives had to be LINCtape compatible

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