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qualstar 3400 Series 9-Track Tape Drive - Model 3412S and 3418S desk top model
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Bradley Duncan bradleynduncan@gmail.com [hercules-390]
2018-09-09 19:40:08 UTC
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Hello,

Will a qualstar 3400 Series 9-Track Tape Drive - Model 3412S and 3418S desk
top model work with Hercules ?

Is there a list of tape drives that work with Hercules ?

Thank you.

Bradley Duncan
Mike Schwab Mike.A.Schwab@gmail.com [hercules-390]
2018-09-09 21:27:26 UTC
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Best results are obtain by copying tape to AWS, use the AWS file, then copy
the new AWS file to a blank tape or overwriting the tape, using the host
OS. Most SCSI tapes will work fine with a direct read / write.
Post by Bradley Duncan ***@gmail.com [hercules-390]
Hello,
Will a qualstar 3400 Series 9-Track Tape Drive - Model 3412S and 3418S
desk top model work with Hercules ?
Is there a list of tape drives that work with Hercules ?
Thank you.
Bradley Duncan
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'\'Fish\' (David B. Trout)' david.b.trout@gmail.com [hercules-390]
2018-09-10 04:45:05 UTC
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Post by Bradley Duncan ***@gmail.com [hercules-390]
Hello,
Will a qualstar 3400 Series 9-Track Tape Drive - Model 3412S
and 3418S desk top model work with Hercules?
Unknown. The only true way to tell is to just try it.

I presume it's a SCSI attached tape drive? (i.e. attached to your host (Windows? Linux?) through a SCSI adapter?)

If Windows, you could try accessing the tape drive using the free "ftape" utility. If ftape can successfully access it (read/write/etc), then Hercules can.

If Linux, I have no friggin idea. Like I said, the only true way is to just try it.
Post by Bradley Duncan ***@gmail.com [hercules-390]
Is there a list of tape drives that work with Hercules?
No.

The following is the whole of Hercules's SCSI tape drive documentation:

https://sdl-hercules-390.github.io/html/hercconf.html#SCSI

HTH
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'\'Fish\' (David B. Trout)' david.b.trout@gmail.com [hercules-390]
2018-09-10 04:48:23 UTC
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Post by '\'Fish\' (David B. Trout)' ***@gmail.com [hercules-390]
If Windows, you could try accessing the tape drive using
the free "ftape" utility. If ftape can successfully access
it (read/write/etc), then Hercules can.
http://www.softdevlabs.com/downloads#ftape
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'\'Fish\' (David B. Trout)' david.b.trout@gmail.com [hercules-390]
2018-09-10 04:46:39 UTC
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Post by '\'Fish\' (David B. Trout)' ***@gmail.com [hercules-390]
https://sdl-hercules-390.github.io/html/hercconf.html#SCSI
Actually, you should probably start here instead, and then work your way up to the above:

https://sdl-hercules-390.github.io/html/hercconf.html#3420
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