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Someone I know came up to me and asked if there was any companies that do data recovery off these. Honestly these were WAY before my days in computers as just being into computers for three years. The tape drives he referred to were "DLT VS80" tape drives, my dad had them and as far as I was concerned they made great paperweights these days, but I really wanna know even if** this is possible. Any ideas?

I guess I am reaching WAY back into some members memories with these drives, also just because I'm curious, How much could these usually hold and what were they used for? Thanks in advance tongue.gif
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They were used for backups, just like pretty much any tape drive made since HDDs became common. The DTL VS80 could hold 80GB compressed (40 uncompressed).

They shouldn't be particularly difficult to recover data from; if you can clean and repair the physical tape, have one of the drives, and some recovery software.
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They shouldn't be particularly difficult to recover data from; if you can clean and repair the physical tape, have one of the drives, and some recovery software.

Thats the problem... Repairing the phsyical tape, does anyone know a company to do it?? There is one company in MN called Ontrack Data Recovery, they are big into data recovery. They are looking for $200 to look at the tape and $700 - $3500 to get the data off, and thats alittle crazy.

The tape drive and software won't catalog the tape. I have a few new(er) tapes that will backup and restore just fine, just the older tapes that I have data on won't.
 
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