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

David Gesswein djg at pdp8online.com
Fri May 14 13:46:10 UTC 2021

Work did. Digi-data drive on a VAX. Drive was fully controlled by the
computer. Had online/eject/rewind/write enable buttons. System admin thought it 
was a good improvement over the 9 track previously used.

On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 02:27:03PM -0400, John Heritage via vcf-midatlantic 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?

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