The TES-2 system provides a new and warranted equipment replacement for aging and refurbished reel-to-reel, .5" (half inch) 9 track tape drives that adhere to the industry standard, Formatted Pertec Protocol.

The TES-2 is plug-compatible with the original Pertec 9 track formatted interface tape drive, while using current and reliable SCSI drive technology to store data. No host system software or controller changes are required to replace a refurbished 9 track tape drive with the TES-2.

The TES-2 provides a complete bridge between the host 9 track Pertec formatted tape controller and the TES's SCSI drive, replacing tape reels with currently produced magneto optical removable cartridges. Free yourself from difficult 9 track tape reel loading procedures, failing tape sensors, and vacuum pumps. Pertec formatted 9 track tape drives have been widely used on computer systems since the late '70s with specialized operations and hardware that can not be rehosted on a simple PC.

The TES-2 offers a new equipment replacement for failing Pertec 9 track tape drives. While refurbished Pertec 9 track tape drives are available, refurbished tape drives commonly fail within a few months resulting in system down time.

The TES-2 is provided as new equipment, with a warranty, and MTBF of 100,000+ hours. The TES-2 can replace most existing Pertec Formatted interface tape drives or may be added to the existing tape drive chain. The TES-2 supports tape speeds ranging from 12.5ips to 75ips Start/Stop, to 125ips Streaming and recording densities from 800bpi NRZ mode to 6400fpi PE. Additional TES-2 options include Ethernet based tape data access, and replacement of tape reels with magneto optical or PCMCIA flash card media.

No refurbished Pertec interface tape drive can match the reliability, features and customer support provided by choosing the TES-2 to replace your aging Pertec interface reel to reel tape drive. Contact Reactive today to learn more about new tape drive replacements for aging computer systems.

Plug-Compatible Replacements for Tape Drives with Formatted Pertec Interface:
Pertec Kennedy Cipher
Control Data IBM Telex
DDC Thorne Fujitsu
STK HP Qualstar
Overland Digi-Data IDT

The TES-2 is available in a 19" rack mount chassis, with Magneto Optical or PCMCIA flash disk output.


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