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TI 979A Model 979A Magnetic Tape System

This was supplied with our rack mounted TI 990 computer system operating at 800 bpi. This provides facilities for serial mass data storage with the 990 system. The magnetic tape system consists of interface/controller, up to three transport systems, interconnect cabling and a resitive-terminator module. The transport, used as a digital data recorder/reproducer is capable of operating continuously under intensive tape activity

This Tape System together with a complete rack mounted TI 990 system was very kindly donated by Diana Blanden

Date : 1975

Manufacturer : Texas Instruments

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH14412. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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