Tape backup unit: Any clues?

From: Bruce Lane <kyrrin2_at_wizards.net>
Date: Sat Nov 15 11:52:20 1997

Hi, folks,

        Came across an interesting find recently. Manufactured by Digi-Data
Corporation, out of Maryland (yes, they are still around), it's a
Pertec-interface TBU that uses, of all things, a VHS cassette mechanism to
back up as much as 2 gigabytes to a normal T120 VHS tape.

        Darndest thing I've seen this year! I've spoken to Digi-Data already, and
it is still possible to get a manual for the thing (you better believe I'll
be doing so!), so I intend to put it to good use.

        I'm just curious if anyone else has crossed paths with this unit. It's
called a 'Gigastore.'

Bruce Lane, Sysop, The Dragon's Cave BBS (Fidonet 1:343/272)
(Hamateur: WD6EOS) (E-mail: kyrrin2_at_wizards.net)
"Our science can only describe an object, event, or living thing in our own
human terms. It cannot, in any way, define any of them..."
Received on Sat Nov 15 1997 - 11:52:20 GMT

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