Tape imaging

Glen Slick glen.slick at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 22:22:01 CDT 2016

On Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 5:08 PM, Al Kossow <aek at bitsavers.org> wrote:
> http://www.brouhaha.com/~eric/software/tapeutils/

Also, if you want something to run on MS-DOS:


Program: ST.EXE

Description: ST is a SCSI tape utility program for DOS.  It is intended for
use with 9-track tapes or anything that acts like one -- 4mm
DAT, 8mm (sort of), DLT, or DEC TZ30 or TK50Z-GA drives.  It
requires a DOS ASPI driver for talking to the SCSI port (e.g.
ASPI8XX.SYS for Symbios 53C8xx based controllers, or
ASPI8DOS.SYS for Adaptec AIC-78xx based ones such as the

The commands are mostly a subset of the commands of the UNIX
"mt" program.  You can get a list by just typing "ST".  Each
command generally translates directly to one SCSI command, so
this program is intended for simple dinking around (actually
I wrote it just as a demo), nothing fancy.  The only
complicated commands are IGET and IPUT, which get a tape into
an image file, or put an image file onto a tape.  These are
intended for transferring between Ersatz-11's image file
format and actual tapes.

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