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

Jeffrey Jonas jeffrey.scott.jonas at gmail.com
Thu May 13 05:30:07 UTC 2021

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

That's what I remember from the mid 80s.
It used a regular VHS recorder and tape.
No remote control or I-R blaster.
You had to press play, record, stop just like using an audio cassette.

I never used it since it was just too manual and unreliable.
Even with recording everything 3x, the tape quality was not enough
to guarantee error free operation.

-- Jeff Jonas

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