Re: HP 4955A in Good Shape-- HPIB Interface for storing Basic Programs to a Modern Machine, possibly using HPDrive software over HPIB?
On 2020-02-21 1:23 a.m., greg.linder@... wrote:
Yeah-Most of the old DC-100 cartridges you will find these days are likely to have degraded to the point where they no longer work. I purchased a sealed box of 3M DC-100 tapes and not a single one was any good. There is a company you can get new DC-100 tapes from https://www.athana.com/html/dc.html they don't quote prices on their web site, but I don't expect they will be cheap. I got a couple of their cartridges from an acquaintance and they do work. The other option is to convert the drives to use QIC40 tapes (DC2000) these tapes are more readily available.
Does the documentation have any information on using external storage? If so HPdrive can emulate a wide variety of HPIB storage devices that would have been available at the time this machine was new.