On 2/21/2018 5:14 PM, Paul Koning via cctalk wrote:
Ok, then it could be for VMS, which also does this (via Andy's unsupported 
driver).  I don't know of PDP-11 or other minicomputer systems that do DECtape 
overlapped seek.  I suppose it could be for artistic verisimilitude...

TSS/8. It was a wonderful thing to witness. Start the drive spinning, deselect it, go start up another, then reselect the first one as it approached the right part of the tape.

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