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>
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Subject: Re: Are QIC 1000 tapes rare?
> On Sun, 4 Apr 2010, Teo Zenios wrote:
>> 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.
>> 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.
> 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
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