On a lark, my ol' propeller headed beanie was whirring, again, today.
Problem: how to use old IBM differential scsi reel tape deck to make
reel tapes for antique unix....
Discussion: I picked up a perfectly fine looking IBM 9348-001 differential
scsi interface tape deck from an AS400 box. I had thought of
using a differential to single-ended scsi converter, but, they
are a tad dear for this olde man's beer bellie peanut computer
budget. Thinking there had to be some other way of making use
of this deck to write some fine old reels, I saw, buried deep
in the pdp-11 cards list a differential tape card by Dilogic,
and though... hmmm, can the old MVII crank out to the 9 track
via such a card?
Solutions: anyone have any insights on trying something like this or know
if such a shennanigan will work? Are there any other such
differential scsi cards available that might work? Anyone
got such a critter gathering dust? Is this really a scsi
card or is it some other interface?