Need to restore from tape
Posted on 2006-07-20
I need to restore some 10+ year old data (Lets just say I was still in school when this backup was made). I don't know what type of drive the backup was made on, or with what software. The tape is a DC 2120 QICC 80 mini data cartridge - I have a 2000 machine here with an iomega ditto 800 and a hp Colorado T3000 which isn't in a machine at the moment. The 2000 machine doesn't appear to be recognising the iomega tape drive, and I can't find drivers online. Is there any way I'm going to be able to get at this data? I don't have access to a pre-2000 machine unless I format one and put 95 or 98 on, which, needless to say, I'd like to avoid. A chap who was working here back in the early 90's when the tape was made says he 'thinks' they used an iomega backup. I don't know if his memory is related to the fact that he's looking at an iomega drive, though!