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IBM 7206-005 External 4mm Tape Drive

IBM 7206-005 External 4mm Tape Drive
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.
MPN         7206-005
Key Features
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

Date : 1979

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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