[BBC-Micro] Digital Services Digistore Tape Drive

Jules Richardson julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Dec 20 17:14:41 GMT 2006

Ian Wolstenholme wrote:
> It's highly possible that the Winchester which came with it is
> the one that was used with the tape drive.  Unfortunately
> the Winchester had been reformatted when it arrived and I
> have further re-formatted it several times

Oh. Bugger :-)

> It could well be that the tape software which may have been on the 
> Winchester is on one of the backup tapes!!!  Bit of a catch-22
> situation there I think!

Hmm, yeah. Although if you have a Linux box handy with a SCSI card in it then 
the drive should hook up to that happily; I've read off (and written) DC600A 
tapes in 'alien' formats a few times that way. Of course there's the 
additional challenge of making sense of the archive format - but with a bit of 
luck it might not actually *be* an archive format at all, and just be a 
straight dump of the ADFS filesystem.



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