05287478 is referenced by 50 patents and cites 25 patents.

A complete digital data storage magnetic tape system for utilization with a host unit comprising a host device, an interface for interfacing the host unit with the DDS system, a controller for encoding and decoding data to and from the magnetic tape, an automatic track follower for performing automatic track following on the magnetic tape, a driver for driving the magnetic tape, a read/write channel for channeling data thereto and therefrom, a read/write head drum for transferring data to and from the magnetic tape, the controller, the automatic track follower, the driver, the read/write channel, and the read/write head drum all being under software programmable control.

Title
Digital data tape storage system utilizing plurality of read/write heads with system diagnostic capability
Application Number
7/741783
Publication Number
5287478
Application Date
August 6, 1991
Publication Date
February 15, 1994
Inventor
Edward J Rhodes
San Jose
CA, US
Theodore D Rees
Mountain View
CA, US
Ross W Johnston
Santa Cruz
CA, US
Agent
Lyon & Lyon
Assignee
R Byte
CA, US
IPC
G11B 21/02
G06F 13/10
G06F 12/00
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