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.