Storage - Magnetic Tape Drives Selection:
|Name: C1503A DAT Drive|
|Product Number: C1503A|
|Division: Computer Peripherals Bristol|
|Original Price: Unknown|
|Catalog Reference: Does not appear|
The C1503A was a 3.5-inch SCSI DAT drive for internal mounting on 800 Series and 900 Series computers.
These old DAT drives are now very unreliable. As of 2013, we had used about ten pre-DDS3 models and none worked. Take care when testing one of these old drives. Use an unimportant tape for your first insertion, as a common failure symptom is tape munching.
The newer DDS-3 drives will read from and write to DDS-3, DDS-2 and DDS-1 tapes.^ TOP
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