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Old 06-24-2004, 06:24 PM   #1
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I have a backup tape that was given to me, however the person who gave me the tape did not know what type of tape drive that was used. It was in a Dell server about 4 years old with either a model or serial # of 918QB01 or 918Q801. The reason why I ask is that I need to convert the data on the tape into CD's and have been told that I need to know the type of tape drive in order to complete that process. Please help :>( because I am having a difficult time trying to find out the type of tape drive.

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Old 06-24-2004, 10:18 PM   #2
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Id look on the drive for a model number and with luck manufacturer. If not see what kind of chips are used try a google search with a question like

tape drive using nec 9864 ic

maybe youll get lucky
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I have a backup tape that was given to me, however the person who gave me the tape did not know what type of tape drive that was used. It was in a Dell server about 4 years old with either a model or serial # of 918QB01 or 918Q801. The reason why I ask is that I need to convert the data on the tape into CD's and have been told that I need to know the type of tape drive in order to complete that process. Please help :>( because I am having a difficult time trying to find out the type of tape drive.

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4 years you say.I did this in 1995.Where do you install a tape drive these days ? Does it appear in My Compter ? If so then copy its contents to your HD and go from there.
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Gary, thanks for the reply, however that is my problem. The tape drive and server no longer exist. I tried Google to no avail. Any other suggestions?
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I'd say go with bluto's idea; copy it onto your computer and put it on CD. Easy enough?
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Try a search http://www.nintra.com/search.php?s=t...ng nec 9864 ic
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Haha! And again...
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The tape drive was in a server in a remote office. I was networked into the server but did not have a tape drive @ my location. The server is no longer "alive". Any other suggestions?
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Put the Tape Drive into your computer, download the Drivers from DriversGuide.com, and then use it.

Hope that works.
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Therein lies the other problem. I do not have a tape drive(r) only a back up tape. Any other suggestions?

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