View Full Version : Sysgen Smart Image EXT Tapes

October 9th, 2017, 01:29 PM
Hi all,

I was curious if anyone could tell me what kind of tapes an old Sysgen Smart Image EXT 40 tape backup drive takes?


October 9th, 2017, 05:53 PM
Doesn't it use Streaming Cassettes, basically modified audio cassettes with a notch cut out of the case? I have not seen any of those for sale in about 25 years and I don't know of a suggested model of standard audio cassette that could be reliably repurposed for it.

IIRC, Sysgen used the same tapes in the 10 MB, 20 MB, and 40 MB Smart Image. Streaming cassette was slow and unreliable so don't spend effort or money trying to get it working.