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

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

Post by John V. Jaskols » Thu, 29 Jul 1993 00:59:32


A while back I had some tape drives that I made available to the Linux
community.  Numerous people got a drive.  At the same time, I received
E-mail from hundreds of individuals who wanted a drive and asked me to
E-mail them if I could get any more.  I since deleted all the E-mail
that I received because I doubted that I would get anything for that
kind of price again.  Today I found out from my brother that he has
more tape drives.   Since I destoryed all the E-mail that I received I
am unable to comminicate directly with the people who said they wanted
one.  E-mail me ASAP if you want one because I will give them out on a
first come first serve basis and I know that they will go fast.

The following is a description:

I have a few 525 Meg (compressed) Tandberg SCSI tape drives that I acquired
at a University discount.  These drives go for $790.00 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.  

These drives work perfectly with Linux.  I just pop it in, power up,
and the system comes up saying: Recognizing Tandberg on SCSI ID 4.
Then I can "tar -t|c|xvf /dev/rmt0 (files)" to write to and read from
the drive.

These are IBM versions of the Tandberg 3600 SCSI tape drives.  
They were manufactured by Tandberg for IBM.  As a result, they
have been manufactured to IBM specs which means that they are very
high quality (University quality).  The drives will hold 525 Meg *COMPRESSED*
on a DC6250 tape (250 Meg uncompressed).  They are internal 5 1/2"
half height drives.  They are vastly superior to and 3 times faster than
the Colorado Jumbo 250.  And besides, Colorado's drives won't work
with Linux.  They will work with *ANY* SCSI controller that works with Linux.
The drivers (i.e., ASPI managers) for DOS come with your SCSI controller.

These Tandbergs will also 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*!

I will be shipping out 25 of these in the next week or so.  I need to
pay the cash up front to my brother. (He is the industrial reseller I
am getting them from.)  He will acquire them and I will
ship them out.  One way of doing this would be C.O.D..  However, this
would require my coming up with over $5000.00 up front and waiting for
money to come back to me.  Since I cannot do this payment C.O.D. is
not possible.

I may be able to take credit cards through my mother's shop.  E-mail me
if you would like to consider paying via Credit Card.

I repackaged my Tandberg, went to UPS, weighed the package, and found out
the cost of S&H.  I asked them for worst case S&H in the continental
U.S. (i.e., California).  S&H with insurance for $250.00 plus tracking
would cost $10.00 from Boston to California.  That is what I will
charge everyone for S&H out of the state.  In Massachusetts S&H is $5.00.

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


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 + $10.00 S&H) ($240.00 in Massachusetts) payable to:

Dr. John V. Jaskolski

send it to:

Dr. John V. Jaskolski
Suite #307
95 Audubon Rd.
Wakefield, MA.

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

P.S.  E-mail me if you have any questions.  Also, if you are at all
interested let me know now or when you try later they will almost
surely be gone.

The following is a summary description:

#Make/Model:     IBM/Tandberg TDC3600 (internal), IBM originally shipped this
#                model with their RS/6000 line of workstations.
#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 5150ES
#                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 IN2000/NOVABACK
#                Amiga (BTN driver), Quaterback, Mac (Fastback, Retrospect)
#                XENIX, BSD386/FD, Apple IIGS using a CV Tech Ramfast card 3.0m
#                or better his SCSI card does image backup only but image and
#                file backups can be done with GS TAPE software (by Tim Gramms)


Dr. John V. Jaskolski

P.S. I apologize for being so brief but I am literally being swamped
     with E-mail.