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Re: Travan Tape Drive Problems

On Tue, 5 Nov 1996, Susan G. Kleinmann wrote:

> Hi Dan --
> You said:
> > On Tue, 5 Nov 1996, Walter L. Preuninger II wrote:
> > > The tapedrive is identified in win95 as a QIC3020.
> > 
> > This is a SCSI tape drive.  (I've seen it ONCE as IDE although..)

This is a QIC3020 Travan tape drive, connected to the integrated floppy
controller on my motherboard, p166 trition VX.

> board, then you have to use 3010 tapes (which have half the capacity) 
> and you will write data at about one-quarter of the speed you'd 
> otherwise get.

After reading this, I slapped a mini cartridge in there, and it works!
Thanks Susan!

Now my question is, the tapes are TR-3 Extras. When is a travan tape drive
not a travan tape drive? I mean, isnt it a standard?

> Also, on Oct. 8, Bas Laarhoven wrote to comp.os.linux.hardware:
> "Ftape-2.10 will be out R.S.N.
> It supports QIC-3020 at 2 Mbps and the Exabyte Eagle drive..."

I eagerly await it! In the mean time, I will back up to the mini
cartridges, although it will take 7-10 of them to back my system up :(

Walter L. Preuninger II                waldo on #unix at irc.wasteland.org
walterp@rapidramp.com                  <http://walterp.rapidramp.com>

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