Are QIC 1000 tapes rare?
snhirsch at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 07:42:51 CDT 2010
On Tue, 6 Apr 2010, Nico de Jong wrote:
>>> 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 anymore?
> Well, some people are buying 8" and 5.25" floppies, so why no QIC-1000 tapes?
I should have said "..using them commercially".
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