525 Meg Tape Drives **DIRT CHEAP**!!!

525 Meg Tape Drives **DIRT CHEAP**!!!

Post by Dr. John V. Jaskols » Sat, 13 Aug 1994 14:34:14

These drives work perfectly with Linux and I have only a few left.

I have a few 525 Meg *COMPRESSED* Tandberg tape drives that I will give out
on a first come first serve basis. These drives go for $490.00 brand new. I
will give these drives away to anyone who wants one for $235.00.  Just
think, now you can backup your entire system affordably and you can
sleep easily at night knowing that if you crash you *WON'T* burn.  

*NOTE* These drives hold 525 Meg *COMPRESSED*. I routinely backup my
1 GIG drive on two DC6250 tapes (about 500 Meg per tape).  If they
don't meet your needs for *ANY* reason whatsoever you can return the
drive *NO QUESTIONS ASKED*.  Also, these drives come with FREE tape backup
software.  (Ask me about other software I can give you for free as well when
you call).

These drives work perfectly with OS/2, Windows NT, Linux, BSD,
and other Unices for the PC.

These are internal 5 1/4" half height drives.   They will work
with *ANY* SCSI controller.  The drivers (i.e., ASPI managers) come with
your SCSI controller.  The Tandbergs come with FREE Tape ARchive (TAR)
Backup software with which to perform backups in DOS.  This Backup Software
can backup your entire system at 2:00 AM.  It is so easy to use and self
explanatory that docs are virtually unnecessary (which is good because
these *DO NOT* come with docs).  Each tape drive comes with complete
installation instructions (written by me) and each comes with usage
instructions.  The drives are not *BRAND NEW*.  They are slightly used
floor models.  They are 100% guaranteed for 30 days.
If you get one and you don't like the way it matches your wallpaper
simply return it for you money back *NO QUESTIONS ASKED*!

S&H is $10.00.

I can take Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express for these.  My
home phone number is (414) 629-1804.  You can call me *ANYTIME* up until 2:00
AM seven days a week.  

If you are going to pay by Credit Card call me *ANYTIME* at
my home: (414) 629-1804.  If nobody is home you can leave your name
and a number that you can be reached at (and what time you want me to
call back) and I will call you back ASAP.

If you are going to pay with a check or money order:

In order to acquire a Tandberg make your payment or money order for
$245.00 ($235.00 + $10.00 S&H) payable to:

Dr. John V. Jaskolski

send it to:

Dr. John V. Jaskolski
6120 Hillcrest Drive
Allenton, WI

E-MAIL me confirming exactly what you want and in what quantity and
indicate how much money you sent in your payment.

Dr. John V. Jaskolski

(414) 629-1804

The following is a summary description:

#Max Capacity:   525 Meg with Software compression
#Interface:      SCSI, internal 64K buffer
#Rec. format:    write - (DC6250/525Mb, DC6150/300Mb) w/ compression
#                write - (DC6250/250Mb, DC6150/150Mb) w/o compression
#                read -  QIC-150, QIC-120, QIC-24 (DC6250/6150/600A)
#Form factor:    5 1/4", half-height
#Transfer rate:  6Mb/min
#Documentation: n/a and unnecessary, but the drive has a sticker
#               describing the jumpers
#Accessories:   Tape ARchive (TAR) Backup Software for DOS
#Compatibility:  this is a standard SCSI tape drive and should work with any
#                decently written SCSI software.  Compatibility has been
#                successfully tested with the following hardware/software
#                configurations: OS/2 (2.0 and 2.1 beta), SUN 3/50, 3/60
#                1542B/SYTOS+ (DOS and OS2, using Archive 2150S, Wangtek
#                and Tandberg 3660 drivers that come with SYTOS+),
#                1542B/NOVABACK (DOS and OS2), 1542B/ASPITAR (MSDOS port of
#                GNUTAR), Future Domain  850/1660/SYTOS, Always
#                Amiga (BTN driver), Quaterback, Mac (Fastback, Retrospect)
#                XENIX, BSD386/FD, Apple IIGS using a CV Tech Ramfast card
#                or better his SCSI card does image backup only but image and
#                file backups can be done with GS TAPE software (by Tim


525 Meg Tape Drives **DIRT CHEAP**!!!

Post by Ben Tayl » Thu, 18 Aug 1994 22:14:55

These drives are going for between $100 and $189.

the last 6 months.  $235 is not a good price
for these drives by any stretch of the imagination.

Also, another person has been selling real 525MB
tape drives (Not 150MB with software compression
for $250)