[rescue] Anyone have a drive to read QIC150 tape?

Stephen Merrony steve at stephenmerrony.co.uk
Fri Apr 22 11:27:11 CDT 2016

Yes - can do that if the tapes are sound with my functioning Tandberg 4222.

Steve - Surrey - UK.

On 22/04/2016 17:25, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On 04/22/2016 12:19 PM, Peter Stokes wrote:
>> I am trying to help a guy who has a couple of old QIC 150 tapes with his old
>> software on in tar format from a Sun system. Anyone have a working drive which
>> can read the 150 tapes who can read them and either create a CD or put up on a
>> server to allow download?
>    I can do this.  Contact me off-list.  It'll be a lot easier for me if
> it's after the LSSM even on the 30th.
>    Note well that the drive belts inside most QIC tapes are starting to
> go.  If that happens, the only way to recover the data is to replace the
> belt with one harvested from a sacrificial cartridge.  I've done that
> before, but as with any such operation, there are risks.
>              -Dave

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