[rescue] Dumping SunOS tapes

John Hudak jjhudak at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 11:00:20 CDT 2017

Ditto on the Athana ref....

On Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 11:58 AM, Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:

> On 09/08/2017 11:33 AM, Mouse wrote:
> > All that said, if any belt supplier _can_ match them, I'm sure everyone
> > trying to recover data from QIC tapes would be delighted.
>   The cartridge drive belts are made in a somewhat unusual process in
> which a disk of the plastic is cut from, I believe, a piece of tubing,
> and then stretched between two heated rollers.  As far as I'm aware this
> isn't how normal belts (like for pulleys) are made.
>   Athana makes them, or at least they did.  I'm told that the gentleman
> who ran Athana passed away recently, so I'm unsure of their future, but
> they make/made those belts; if they're willing to sell them (even in
> huge quantities) it would be worth pursuing.  That's been on my to-do
> list for some time but I've not had a chance to talk with them about it.
>              -Dave
> --
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
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