Technology Flashback: Tape Backup

Back before there were USB/FireWire external storage drives, people used to back up their computer systems to tape drives… I remember days of tape backup back when I used qic-80 and tr-1 tapes on my PC. I found this in the case for an old tape:

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Tape backup is still used, but has improved since the ’80s… to many companies, tape backup is still preferred.

  • rivky

    I am backing up using the Beta version of a new site called http://www.onlinebackupvault.com Its a pretty neat site. I have checked out alot of the freebies and pay services, these guys seem to be pretty good..you can try emailing them and see if theyll let u become a beta tester – please email me other ideas that u guys are using

  • rivky

    I am backing up using the Beta version of a new site called http://www.onlinebackupvault.com Its a pretty neat site. I have checked out alot of the freebies and pay services, these guys seem to be pretty good..you can try emailing them and see if theyll let u become a beta tester – please email me other ideas that u guys are using

  • Hi
    i knew i saw this post on this page
    i just wanted to say thanx
    i played with the onlinebackupvault.com and thought it was neat… a few years ago my compaq crashed and i lost all my data, i was backing up on my zip 100 drive but after rotating 13 “Zip disks” i think this is a much easier better alternative.

  • Hi
    i knew i saw this post on this page
    i just wanted to say thanx
    i played with the onlinebackupvault.com and thought it was neat… a few years ago my compaq crashed and i lost all my data, i was backing up on my zip 100 drive but after rotating 13 “Zip disks” i think this is a much easier better alternative.