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Old 08-19-2007, 05:32 PM   #1
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Default Tape drive with the FDD extension

Well I bought this HP Colorado with a 5GB Tape, and it connects to the FDD connector. Problem is: No PCs I own has an option for tape drives. The only one with a potential is my CompaQ K6-2 500. Now, how can I plug in my tape drive into the computers of today? I'd really like to use the tape for backup, as it can do better than diskettes or CDs.
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Old 08-19-2007, 07:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Tape drive with the FDD extension

Are you saying that none of your motherboards has a floppy disc connector on them? That's a bit unusual.
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No, I do have FDD connectors on all board. The problem is that the BIOS doe not show an option for a tape drive. I was wondering how could I have it enabled without BIOS.
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Is this the tape drive: HP Colorado 5GB Travan Drive?

When looking through the manual, it says it's uses a standard 40pin IDE cable.
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The one you shown me is anoter model. The one I have is a 5GB Compressed drive. I should of said that. The native is 2.5GB.

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Have you tried installing it to see if Windows will recognize it? If it shows up in device manager, or you get the new hardware wizard at startup, just point it in the direction of the folder with the drivers in it. If you have no drivers, I'm sure you can find them here: HP Tape Drive Setup, install, and configure.
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