Interleaved Operation On A Tape Recorder
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20
A rotating head-type of data recorder employs a rotor having a single head. Generally, data recording and readback are performed when the tape is stopped, the tape being moved during a normal dead time of the rotor period; that is, during a scan time, the head is scanning the tape, while in the dead time, the head is remote from the tape. The tape is scanned at an angle forming data stripes. In transferring data signals to and from the tape, one or more drives are connected through a programmed controller to a host, which may be a higher level programmed controller, a channel or a buffer. The programmed controller contains a small computer which monitors the operation of the drive as well as handling and supervising data transfer operations.