Scsi tape and compatible tapes that are available

devin davison lyokoboy0 at
Sun Jul 23 23:05:02 CDT 2017

my sgi onyx just came with a 8 mm drive. i picked up some tapes cheap, they
are pretty limited in capacity. i have had read and write issues even after
using a cleaning tape and a new box of tapes. my ibm as 400 used them too
similar issues. kept complaining the drive was dirty even after running a
cleaning tape. i would not reccomend 8 mm. guess it is time to invest in
some lto drives and tapes.

On Jul 23, 2017 11:35 PM, "Glen Slick via cctalk" <cctalk at>

On Sun, Jul 23, 2017 at 8:23 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk <
cctalk at> wrote:
> There have been many tape formats that have gone in and out of fashion.
> In the late 80s and early 90s, 8mm videotape-type Exabyte carts were
> very popular--when have you last seen one?

30 seconds ago. I guess I should clean the Exabyte carts off my dining room

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