IBM 7206-005 External 4mm Tape Drive
Date : 1979
The 7206-005 is an external stand-alone 4 mm DDS-2 DAT tape drive that operates in streaming mode and attaches to the IBM RS/6000 via a standard SCSI cable. ??The 7206 provides low-cost save/restore functions for migrating files from other 4 mm-based workstations and systems and uses a media recognition feature that allows the data to be written only on data-grade tape cartridges.
The 7206 Model 005 offers 4.0 GB native data capacity and up to 8-GB capacity when using data compression, a data transfer rate of 400 Kbytes per second (native) and up to 800 Kbytes/sec with data compression. The 7206 Model 005 is a stand-alone 4-mm tape drive that operates in streaming mode and attaches to the IBM RS/6000* via a standard SCSI cable. The 7206 Model 005 provides low cost save and restore functions for migrating files from other 4-mm-based workstations and systems. The new 7206 Model 005 can read and write data cartridges written on a 7206 Model 001.
The 7206 Model 005 can be IPLed using a tape created locally through the MKSYSB command. This function allows the user to IPL and Reload a system with media created by Save/Restore functions.
Tape Type DAT
Native Capacity 4 GB
Interface Type SCSI
Enclosure Type External
Native Data Transfer Rate 0.4 MBps
Compressed Capacity 8 GB
Data Transfer Rate - Compressed 0.8 MBps
Platform PC, Unix
Operating System IBM AIX, IBM OS/400
Height 7.9 cm
Width 28 cm
Depth 28.7 cm
Weight 4.59 kg
Serial No: MS720644A 9798. This ubit was used with the IBM RS/600
Very kindly Donated by Iain Simpson
Manufacturer : IBM
This exhibit has a reference ID of CH14075. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
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