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

Peter Stokes peter at ashlyn.co.uk
Mon Apr 25 02:10:15 CDT 2016

Hi Stephen

Thanks for the reply, I will pass on your email to the guy, Jon and he can
contact you directly. He has issues with the belts in the tapes, but sure he
can resolve that by substituting with a good one.

Peter Stokes
Ashlyn Computer Services
Mbl: 07977 532320

On 22 Apr 2016, at 17:27, Stephen Merrony <steve at stephenmerrony.co.uk> wrote:

> 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
>>> software on in tar format from a Sun system. Anyone have a working drive
>>> 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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