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    Default Tandberg Tape Drive. . .

    Yesterday I bought an old tower from the local computer place. It had a Tandberg SLR5 4/8GB tape drive installed. I know nothing about these or even what it was until I looked it up so I simply removed it. I have the head unit which goes into a CD-ROM slot, the cable, and the SCSI card which is ISA. I don't have any tapes for it, however. Does anyone still use these and would anyone here be looking for a setup like this?

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    I would, PM on its way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    I would, PM on its way.
    Ooohh, I've got a few boxes of old tape drives; what's your address?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeS View Post
    Ooohh, I've got a few boxes of old tape drives; what's your address?
    Only certain types, Mike! You can keep the Travan and floppytape ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeS View Post
    Ooohh, I've got a few boxes of old tape drives; what's your address?
    If you have any old tape drives that can read DC300/300XL/600A tapes I'd be interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug G View Post
    If you have any old tape drives that can read DC300/300XL/600A tapes I'd be interested.
    If you don't mind QIC02-interface (I'll include an Alliance Tech ISA adapter), I have a spare Tandberg TDC3650 drive if you can verify compatibility with your formats. (Contrary to what some google searches turn up, it's not a SCSI drive--the interface is QIC02).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    Only certain types, Mike! You can keep the Travan and floppytape ones.
    Awww... and here I thought I'd finally found a suc^H^H^H^H^H someone who can truly appreciate those old classics...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug G View Post
    If you have any old tape drives that can read DC300/300XL/600A tapes I'd be interested.
    I do have a couple (with floppy interface) but unfortunately I have a couple of systems that need them to load UNIX (if the rubber wheels and bands are even still good). Sounds like Chuck might have something for ya; good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeS View Post
    Awww... and here I thought I'd finally found a suc^H^H^H^H^H someone who can truly appreciate those old classics...
    I think some of the old floppytape drives were some of the most godawful pieces of garbage pushed onto the public as "backup" options. The Datasonix Pereos being the exception--it was worse than any floppy tape.



    That being said, last year, I stumbled on some DC1000 minicart backups (20MB carts) that I made back in 1987 on an Irwin floppytape drive. Every single one read just fine. Can't say the same about my DDS1 backups of much later, however.

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    4/8gb sounds like it's a DAT device or 8mm.
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