I have an old but functioning Sony Digital Data Storage Tape Backup Unit (SDT-9000) that uses a 50 pin connector.
I know very little about computer hardware but need to restore some data from some DDS-3 format 12GB tape 125m tapes.
To install the SDT-9000 do I need to connect the soft ribbon 50pin connector as well as the power and if so, what does the other end of the 50pin connector connect to?
Also, what is its function?
Any help in my restoration attempt would be most appreciated.