6157 Streaming Tape Drive
IBM 6157 Tape Adapter Card
6157 Streaming Tape Drive Adapter
It has a male DB37 external port.
The base circuitboard is brown
U28 is the only non-DIP chip on the adapter.
U28 is brown in color. It has a metal top with a sunken center.
-001 Model Highlights
The 6157 is designed to provide
a stand-alone tape backup unit which stores up to 55Mb of data (Burst data
rate of 5Mb/minute) on a standard 1/4-inch tape cartridges (uses the QIC-2
interface). It allows the user to transfer data from a fixed disk to a
tape cartridge for safe storage or data interchange. The 6157 allows
either a file-image backup or a file-by-file backup. To enhance performance,
the unit formats the tape while recording and the read-after-write head
detects errors while recording. The LED on the front panel of the unit
is used to indicate drive status to the user.
-002 Model Highlights
The IBM 6157 Model 002 provides
the same functions and features as the Model 001. The Model 002 offers
more than double the storage capacity (150Mb/cartridge) of the Model 001.
The 6157 Model 002 has a read/write speed of 150Mb in 30 minutes (approximately
per minute). Tapes recorded on the Model 001 are readable on the Model
002. Tapes recorded on the Model 002 are not readable on the Model
The SY-TOS/IBM 6157 Tape Utilities,
when combined with the IBM 6157 Streaming Tape Drive, provide an easy-to-use,
versatile, and high performance tape save/restore system for the IBM Personal
Computer. The utilities come with two menu systems:
SY-TOS/IBM 6157 Tape Utilities
support file, partition, or entire disk backup and restore. A security
system, library system, multiple file sessions on the same tape, and online
HELP system are
features in SY-TOS. SY-TOS is a trademark of Sytron Corporation.
SY-TOS/IBM 6157 Tape Utilities,
combined with the IBM 6157 Streaming Tape drive, provide an easy-to-use,
versatile, high performance tape save/restore system. The utilities
come with two menu systems: EZ-Function and Advance. In addition
to the menu systems, SY-TOS/IBM 6157 Tape Utilities provide the capability
to enter commands directly from the DOS prompt. SY-TOS/IBM 6157 Tape
Utilities also provide a configuration utility to allow customization of
A security system for both tape
and disk access is provided. The utility supports file, partition, or disk
transfers; in addition, there is the capability to restore selected files
from a disk backup.
Multiple file sessions and disk
sequences can reside on the same tape. The ability to have several
tape volumes for systems whose disk capacity is larger than the tape capacity
supported. SY-TOS/IBM 6157 Tape Utilities allow the user to restore
information to another disk.
SY-TOS/IBM 6157 Tape Utilities
provide the ability to have the system select files based on user specified
criteria. The menu systems, configuration utility, Library system,
Journal option, and
online Help system combine to make SY-TOS/IBM 6157 Tape Utilities a
powerful, yet easy-to-use product.
SY-TOS Version 2.0 includes support
for the IBM Token-Ring network and Novell(2) network operating with the
IBM Token-Ring Network Adapters.
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