[vcf-midatlantic] VHS tapes for backup drives back in 80s/early 90s?

Peter Cetinski pete at pski.net
Tue May 11 18:39:54 UTC 2021

> On May 11, 2021, at 2:27 PM, John Heritage via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Hey all - just curious if anyone actually used modified VHS tape
> players/recorders for backing up their BBS or computer in generally back in
> the actual day?
> I understand you can get a few GB on the tapes which would have been a huge
> amount in the late 80s and still useful up until at least the mid-90s..
> If yes what was the setup, and how did it attach to your computer?  what
> software was used?

Corvus had a Mirror option for their Winchester drives that allowed backup to VHS

https://ia803205.us.archive.org/2/items/bitsavers_corvusserviceManual_1903004/Corvus_Mirror_Service_Manual.pdf <https://ia803205.us.archive.org/2/items/bitsavers_corvusserviceManual_1903004/Corvus_Mirror_Service_Manual.pdf>

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