Density Tape Drive
The M 9914
is a full function 9-track Open reel drive with a horizontal tape
path. Available in desk or rack mount versions, it supports all
four of the IBM/ANSI/ECMA sanctioned recording formats, 800 (NRZ),
1600 (PE), 3200 (DPE) and 6250 (GCR) bits per inch.
design excellence of the M 9914 ensures absolute reliability. Few
moving parts and the use of surface mount VLSI contribute to a mean
time between failures (MTBF) of 25000 hours. The head assembly is
mounted on a super-stable precision aluminium casting, with a straight
and unobstructed path that gently funnels the tape onto the head
stack. Precision polished ceramic and metal guides, none of which
touch the delicate recording surface of your tape, and fail-safe
over-tension protection guarantee accurate and gentle tape handling.
This results in longer tape life, superb head/tape alignment (guarantees
tape interchange), and virtually eliminates the risk of data loss.
You can rely on the M 9914 to give years of reliable service even
in the harshest environments.
M 9914 has such a good tape path that it can provide an amazing
125 inches per second (ips) tape speed which results in a sustained
data rate of 780K bytes per second. Tapes are easily and automatically
loaded by simply inserting the media and closing the front door.
Ease of use is further enhanced by the alphanumeric display which
provides the user with operational and status information in plain
English ( or French or Spanish or German or Dutch, you choose! ).
fast auto-load time together with an equally impressive rewind speed
of 320 ips and the read/write speed of 125 ips all ensure the fastest
possible throughput.The fast SCSI-2 interface enables the transfer
of data at up to 10 megabytes per second. It has both single-ended
or differential operation, and a built in buffer of 2Mbytes. The
buffer enables the 9914 to emulate the performance of a start/stop
drive, but with all the inherent advantages of a streaming device.
options (Industry Standard / Pertec / Cipher / SCSI-1) make the
9914 the perfect replacement for the Kennedy 9610, Cipher/Overland
995 and HP88780 series products.
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