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HP 88780 9-Track Tape Drive

hp_88780_9-track_tape_driveThe HP 88780 front-loading 9-track tape drive offers outstanding reliability, low maintenance and board-level diagnostics to minimize service requirements. The 512 kilobyte cache buffer helps maintain streaming performance even during start-stop application.

The autoload feature of the HP 88780 automatically centers any standard size reel from 6 to 10.5 inches, locks the reel and then threads the tape. The HP 88780 features 3 industry standard interface options: SCSI, Differential SCSI, and Pertec compatible making it compatible with most systems.

HP 88780 Tape Drive Specifications
Data transfer  rate

769 Kbytes/s (GCR) max.
208 Kbyes/s (PE)max.
104 Kbytes/s (NRZI) max.
Host Interface SCSI (single ended and differential)
Pertec Compatible
Data buffer capacity 512 K
Speed Read/write: 125 ips
Density Standard:
6250 cpi (GCR)
1600 cpi (PE)
6250 CPI (GCRXC) Opt 400 (scsi only)
800 CPI (NRZI) Opt 800
Capacity (2400 ft tape) 280 – 700 Mbytes, typical (GCRXC)
140 Mbytes, typical (GCR)
40 Mbytes typical, (PE)
20 Mbytes typical, (NRZI)
Operating Mode Streaming
Number of tracks 9
Load/unload time 13 sec. (typical)
Rewind time (typical) Rewind 90s to rewind 2400 ft tape
Options – 800 CPI
– desktop enclosure
– Interface: Pertec; SCSI (single-ended or   differential)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 8.75in x 19in x 26.8in (222mm x 483mm x 681mm)
Weight 86 lbs (39kg)
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