I got a Wangtek 5150EQ tape drive that connects to a dumb (made of a bunch of 74-series logic chips) 8-bit ISA tape controller card. The controller card has a bunch of DIP switches which I used to configure it to port 300, IRQ 5, DMA 1. Some research leads me to believe that drive and controller follow the QIC-02 interface standard. I have ordered appropriate DC6250 and DC6150 tapes off ebay already. Here is some information I found about the tape drive.
I want to use the tape drive in my 80286 PC (20 MHz CPU, 4 MB RAM) running MS-DOS 6.22 and Minix 2.0.3. Some research showed that at least FreeBSD (through the
wt(4) driver) and Linux had support for this tape drive, however I have neither found DOS software nor a Minix driver for it.
Is there any software for MS-DOS or Minix 2.0.3 I can use to talk to this drive, at least to confirm that it is functional? The software should run on my 80286.