Input About Reading Ancient Tape Backups?

Discussion in 'Gadgets and Technology' started by rebecca86, Dec 18, 2020.

  1. rebecca86


    Dec 18, 2020
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    Hi - first, I'm a non-expert. I work for an architecture firm that is currently archiving old work. We found some tape backups from 2000-2001 and I'm trying desperately to figure out how to read them.

    If anyone could send me in the right direction, I would really appreciate it. I am happy to pay for help if it's complicated (but I'd like to DIY it rather than send to a national company). Details below...thank you in advance for any help you could give me.

    I have 2 types of mini-cartridges,
    1. 5 tapes: SONY QW 3080XLF QIC-WIDE 3080 Standard mini data cartridge (2GB Native/4GB Compressed)
    2. 3 tapes: HP dds-4 data cartridge C5718A (40GB)

    I was told that Yosemite software was used. Tapes are in pristine condition. We just want to dump all data into one folder, to be accessed by PC or MAC.
    rebecca86, Dec 18, 2020
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