IBM 3803 IBM 370 1970s CONTROL UNIT PANEL FOR MAGNETIC TAPE DRIVER VINTAGE RARE For Sale

IBM 3803 IBM 370 1970s CONTROL UNIT PANEL FOR MAGNETIC TAPE DRIVER VINTAGE RARE


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IBM 3803 IBM 370 1970s CONTROL UNIT PANEL FOR MAGNETIC TAPE DRIVER VINTAGE RARE:
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IBM 3803 IBM 370 1970s CONTROL UNIT PANEL FOR MAGNETIC TAPE DRIVER VINTAGEVERY RARE
This is the CE panel from an IBM 3803 Tape Control Unit, circa 1973. The 3803 was commonly used with the System 370, and could control a string of up to eight 3420 9-track tape drives.

1970- This is a rare 1970s IBM Computer Engineer’s Control Panel to diagnose problems with the System 370’s 3803-2 Data Channel Control Unit (for Tape, Disk and Peripheral hardware data exchange to mainframe).The IBM 3803/3420 Magnetic Tape Subsystem combines the capabilities of the IBM 3803 Control Unit and the IBM 3420 Magnetic Tape Unit to provide a wide range of data rate capabilities for those systems requiring 10½-inch reel compatibility

At 6,250 bytes per inch (BPI) recording density, the 3420 Models 4, 6 and 8 have a nominal data rate of 470, 780 and 1,250KB/second, respectively. The Models 4, 6 and 8 can optionally read and write data at 1,600 BPI. The standard recording density for the 3420 Models 3, 5 and 7 is 1,600 BPI with optional 800, 556 and 200 BPI capability.

One 3803 Control Unit can provide access to as many as eight tape units. Sixteen 3420 tape units can be accessed through two, three or four control units.




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