Are QIC 1000 tapes rare?

Nico de Jong nico at farumdata.dk
Tue Apr 6 02:05:21 CDT 2010


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From: "Steven Hirsch" <snhirsch at gmail.com>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic Posts Only" <cctech at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2010 8:23 PM
Subject: Re: Are QIC 1000 tapes rare?


> On Sun, 4 Apr 2010, Teo Zenios wrote:
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>> A few weeks back I purchased a Tandberg TDC 4120 drive at a recycler.For 
>> some reason I like collecting different tape drives and removable media, 
>> maybe just incase I find media with data I want to restore.
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>> Browsing ebay I found 6 new QIC 1000 tapes for it starting at $1 with $5 
>> shipping "IMATION MAGNUS 46165 QIC 1000- 1.2 GB-B NEW" and put in a bid 
>> thinking nobody uses this stuff anymore. With 30 minutes currently left 
>> it has hit $117.50 and all the bids are users with 2000+ feedback. So are 
>> these things that rare, or do people snag it up to keep the prices 
>> expensive for corporate users who need tapes? I can't really see a 
>> company needing new tapes (1.2GB) these days, drives maybe to restore 
>> files but not new tapes.
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> My goodness...  I probably have 40-50 of these sitting in storage, 
> although only a few are unused.  Do folks really use QIC-1000 drives 
> anymore?
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