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Tape drive software

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I have acquired an old-ish tape drive that takes DDS-3 type tapes that I am hoping to use for back-ups on my home PC. What software do I need for this (preferably free)?
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by:Lee W, MVP
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If You can get a windows driver for the tape drive, then NTBACKUP should handle it - NTBackup is on XP Pro, and, if you have a Retail or Upgrade copy of XP Home it's available on CD.  Otherwise, just search google for ntbackup.msi - it's a quick download on most connections and then double click to install.  You should then find it in the Acessors program group, System Tools sub group.
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by:mjwerner
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Thanks, I will try plugging it in see if XP recognises it and finds drivers for it.
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by:jhance
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Just about any DDS type tape drive should be recognized by Windows and supported by NTBACKUP.
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by:mjwerner
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Ah, should've checked this before I posted.
The tape drive has a 50 pin connection, Does this mean this is a SCSI drive and can't be connected to my IDE cable in my PC? Is there any way round this?
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A 50-pin connector is SCSI.  You will need a SCSI controller.  This is not able to be plugged into an IDE controller.
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by:mjwerner
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Ar5e.
Thanks for your help.
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