Tape Drives

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Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project - Hardware and Funding
... In a completed and working magnetic tape drive system, the tape-drive heads apply a very specific magnetic field to the tape the tape then induces a change in electrical current, which is captured ... The data from the Lunar Orbiter tapes is then run through a demodulator, and through an analog-to-digital converter so that it can be fed into a computer for digital processing ... Each image is divided up into strips on the tape, so the computer is used to bring the strips together to create a whole image ...
IBM 3592
... The IBM 3592 is a series of tape drives and corresponding magnetic tape data storage media formats developed by IBM ... The first drive, having the IBM product number 3592, was introduced under the nickname Jaguar ... The next drive was the TS1120, also having the nickname Jaguar ...
Magnetic Tape Data Storage - Viability
... For decades tape storage has offered cost and storage density advantages over many other storage technologies, such as disk storage ... large-sized data centers have deployed both tape and disk storage to complement each other, with tape the favorite choice for tertiary and archival data storage ... are lining up on both sides of the "disk versus tape" argument ...
... The largest number of UNIVAC III systems were equipped with tape drives, so tapes contained images of the system data at the head of any tape, followed ... The OS could handle jobs at this time, so some tapes had data relating to job control, and others had data ... UNIVAC III systems could have up to 32 tape drives ...
Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project - Expertise and Facilities
... Each drive was about 6 feet (1.8 m) tall, 3 feet (0.9 m) wide, as deep as a refrigerator, weighed 600 pounds (270 kg) and was coated with a thick layer of dust and cobwebs ... were stored with a pallet of manuals and schematics for the tape drives, along with hard copies of data related to the lunar images ... Meanwhile, the tapes were stored safely in a climate-controlled warehouse ...

Famous quotes containing the words drives and/or tape:

    Our drives are reducible to the will to power. The will to power is the ultimate fact at which we arrive.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    We shall see but little way if we require to understand what we see. How few things can a man measure with the tape of his understanding! How many greater things might he be seeing in the meanwhile!
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)