Question regarding tape drive interface

Robin Birch robin at
Wed May 20 05:33:00 AEST 1998

In message <199805190148.SAA10957 at>, Ian King
<iking at> writes
>OK, this may not be *exactly* the right place to ask this.....
>I'm in the process of acquiring a PDP-11/34, on which I intend to run *some* 
>flavor of UNIX.  I also have a Cipher F-880 tape drive, which I would like to 
>interface with the PDP-11.  Reading between the lines of several pages on the 
>Web, it seems it should be possible to do this, but which module is required?  
>And does that prescribe the version of UNIX I'll be able to run?  Thanks in 
>advance for any experience you can share!  
>24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case.  Coincidence?  
>Ian King <iking at>  No opinions but my own.  So there.
You'll need a UNIBUS TS11 card, I don't know the number for this but it
should be relatively easy to get hold of.  BSD2 certainly supports this.


Robin Birch     robin at

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