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Old 10-01-2005, 04:11 PM   #1
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Ok, I just bought a Tape drive and it takes an FDD slot. One thing is: How do I configure my BIOS so I can start using my tape drive?
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Old 10-01-2005, 04:52 PM   #2
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No instructions with it?
I'm gonna have to get in my bios to answer that BRB.

Ok well there is no setting for it in my AMI bios. I would be lead to think it's a SCSI drive and will require a SCSI interface pci card and SCSI cable.
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Old 10-01-2005, 05:05 PM   #3
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I bought it used. It's an HP colorado T1000

I got it for $5 with a 5GB tape

And it's FDD interface
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$5??? Wow, not bad. Lets just hope you can get it working.

I wonder how good these drives are as backup purposes. For instance, shelf life? Corruption?

Plus, how long does it take to copy/recieve data back and forth?
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Old 10-01-2005, 05:09 PM   #5
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Oh it works. It's just not detected....as it uses FDd interface...

Should I get an external Tape drive that has parallel interface instead?

They're good for everything...exept for games

It's faster than a floppy...probably 4MB/sec
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http://www.jdr.com/PDF/t1000-i.pdf

Here's the driver>>>
http://members.driverguide.com/drive...driverid=65236

I don't how the person posting the driver got past driverguides password but obviously they did. If it doesn't download just sign up and get it.
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Old 10-01-2005, 05:19 PM   #7
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Looks interesting. I'll install them now and tell what's up after...hope it works
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Please do. I may get one...
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Old 10-01-2005, 05:40 PM   #9
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And it didn't...ah well, I'll get an external one with LPT1 interface. You could do this too
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http://search.hp.com/query.html?col=...t1000&oc=12525

This is support from HP itself.
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