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Name: 7976A Tape Drive
Product Number: 7976A
Introduced: 1981
Division: Boise
Ad: Click to see
Original Price: $52250
Catalog Reference: 1982, page 682


The 7976A was introduced as a half-inch, reel-to-reel tape back up system for HP 3000 computers. It could read/write in either the 1600bpi phase-encoded format (like the 7970E) or the ANSI standard 6250 bpi Group Coded Recording (GCR) format. The 7976A offered a 3 to 4 times performance improvement over the 7970E.

The 7976A was obsoleted in October of 1984.

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