TS03 magtape drive
|Tape speed:|| 12-1/2 ips (Forward/Reverse)|
120 ips (Rewind)
|Size:||19"W x 17"D x 10-1/2"H|
It is able to store 5 Mbytes on a 600' 0.5" wide tape, on a standard 7" (i.e. small) reel. It supports 9-track operation at 800 BPI only, using NRZI encoding. The tape transport utilizes a single capstan, with linear-drive reel servos, and mechanical servo arms to control tape tension.
A single controller could handle up to two TS03 drives; the first TS03 drive is a 'Master', and contains a hex-sized M8920 interface board to adapt the TM11 interface to the drive; the additional 'Slave' drive may be connected to the Master drive.
A TS03 drive can be mounted on slides in a standard 10-1/2" mounting space in a normal DEC rack such as an H960.