Wow - long time since I've seen one of those things. I remember they were supported in SCO UNIX years ago. Since they were sold in retail outlets I would imagine there is (or was) Linux support for them but you'd probably have to do some digging to find info on them.
Did a search in Google using the words linux, floppy, tape, drive in that order and found the following link (along with others):
Oddly enough it mentions 1996 which is about the last time I used one of these.