1. IBM Tape backup for the Amiga?
I posted earlier about a ad in CompuAdd for a tape drive for backup that plugs
into the floppy controller of an IBM-type computer? Well I discovered a few
First, Progressive Peripherals makes a unit that plugs into the floppy connector
on an Amiga now. It only goes up to 60 megs and is mail order price is $499.00.
Second, and along that line, it is possible to take that Compuadd unit (up to
120megs with compression and priced at $268) and create a cable to plug into
the floppy connector of the Amiga also... My problem is I am not a Software
person and this type of hookup would need a way to send the proper commands to
the tape drive from the Amiga. I own a Bridgeboard so I could just plug it in
to it's external drive and use Tar or something, to send my stuff on the Amiga
side over to the Bridgeboard side - and then onto the tape drive. I'd rather
create something that is useful for all Amiga owners; Bridgeboard or not!
Anyone tempted to write the proper code to do this? I would make the pinout of
the tape drive to Amiga drive PD of course and would expect that a simple dump
routine would be made PD also as to let ALL Amiga'ns profit from the info. I
could see a small shareware fee if the program is good enough... I just hate to
pay these inflated prices for a SCSI tape backup setup, or $250 more for a unit
that does what the IBM units do!
Anyways, enough ramble'n. I just wanted the see if there was interest in this
sort of thing?
Guy Dandrea \\ //
Network Systems Corp., Mpls. MN \X/
1-800-328-9108 Fax:(612)424-1736 "Me and my Amiga...anything is possible?"
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