WTB /WTT DEC TZ30 and/or 1/2" open reel SCSI magtape drives

Mark J. Blair nf6x at nf6x.net
Tue Jun 9 17:15:49 CDT 2015

In order to be able to move data between my vintage and modern computers more effectively, I am looking for one or both of these items:

1) DEC TZ30 tape drive. This is a TK50-compatible drive in a 1/2 height form factor with a SCSI interface.

2) 1/2" open reel magtape drive with SCSI interface. Preferably with 6250 BPI capability.  Doesn't need to be fast or fancy; just needs to be working-ish.

I'm located in Riverside, California, USA. For an open reel magtape drive, a local source would be preferable to avoid the need to ship the beast. Or possibly in Las Vegas, where my folks might sneak it into the moving van later this month... :)

eBay and I are now seeing other people, so I'm cut off from that source. Ditto for PayPal, so I'd pay by some other means (or maybe even trade).

Mark J. Blair, NF6X <nf6x at nf6x.net>

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