#1 Posted by michaeldim (85 posts) -

So I got this tape drive, and this tape. What's on it, I wonder?

#2 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (3791 posts) -

What? I just uh, "?"

#3 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

Yeah, baby, show us what you got. Shake that celluloid moneymaker!

#4 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4498 posts) -

Haha, fantastic.

#5 Posted by TooWalrus (13258 posts) -

Oh god, that is the stuff right there, yowza.

#6 Edited by believer258 (12208 posts) -

This reminds me of that one Cowboy Bebop episode where they go into a shop, looking for a guy who knows how to play an old... DVD or Betamax something? And Spike kicks something and it messes up.

...carry on!

#7 Posted by michaeldim (85 posts) -

Say what you want, it holds 20 GB.

#8 Posted by JasonR86 (9729 posts) -

@michaeldim said:

Say what you want, it holds 20 GB.

What? How?

#9 Posted by IceOrb (182 posts) -

This was more amusing than I was expecting it to be.

#10 Posted by michaeldim (85 posts) -

@JasonR86:

I have DDS-4 Tapes.

Newer tape drives go to 2.5 TB. One cartridge of which costs $30.

#11 Posted by JasonR86 (9729 posts) -

@michaeldim said:

@JasonR86:

I have DDS-4 Tapes.

Newer tape drives go to 2.5 TB. One cartridge of which costs $30.

That's fucking nuts.

#12 Edited by michaeldim (85 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

@michaeldim said:

@JasonR86:

I have DDS-4 Tapes.

Newer tape drives go to 2.5 TB. One cartridge of which costs $30.

That's fucking nuts.

The drives for those (the super high-capacity ones, not the ones I have), however, cost in the thousands. Which is why I don't have one for storing my everything ever.

#13 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

@believer258 said:

This reminds me of that one Cowboy Bebop episode where they go into a shop, looking for a guy who knows how to play an old... DVD or Betamax something? And Spike kicks something and it messes up.

...carry on!

I love that episode. They randomly get a Betamax cassette delivered to them, so they have to track down a player. When they do find a guy with one, the picture isn't clear, so he tries fixing it by kicking it, which just gets them kicked out. So then they have to raid that abandoned museum and grab the VHS player by mistake.

#14 Posted by Wikitoups (883 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

@michaeldim said:

@JasonR86:

I have DDS-4 Tapes.

Newer tape drives go to 2.5 TB. One cartridge of which costs $30.

That's fucking nuts.

Keep in mind these are only good for archive purposes, not good for repeated uses.

#15 Posted by michaeldim (85 posts) -

@Wikitoups said:

@JasonR86 said:

@michaeldim said:

@JasonR86:

I have DDS-4 Tapes.

Newer tape drives go to 2.5 TB. One cartridge of which costs $30.

That's fucking nuts.

Keep in mind these are only good for archive purposes, not good for repeated uses.

If by "not good for repeated uses" you mean "rated for 2,000+ full-tape write operations", then yeah.

#16 Posted by Fattony12000 (7579 posts) -

Hah, that's great stuff. You should try getting into IBM 9 track tape next.

#17 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@believer258 said:

This reminds me of that one Cowboy Bebop episode where they go into a shop, looking for a guy who knows how to play an old... DVD or Betamax something? And Spike kicks something and it messes up.

...carry on!

I love that episode. They randomly get a Betamax cassette delivered to them, so they have to track down a player. When they do find a guy with one, the picture isn't clear, so he tries fixing it by kicking it, which just gets them kicked out. So then they have to raid that abandoned museum and grab the VHS player by mistake.

Welp, looks like I'm re-watching Cowboy Bepop again.

#18 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

That's nothing, I have 2 Reel-To-Reel players in my basement. Admittedly, I don't have any tapes to go with them.

#19 Posted by super2j (1798 posts) -

@BraveToaster said:

@Hailinel said:

@believer258 said:

This reminds me of that one Cowboy Bebop episode where they go into a shop, looking for a guy who knows how to play an old... DVD or Betamax something? And Spike kicks something and it messes up.

...carry on!

I love that episode. They randomly get a Betamax cassette delivered to them, so they have to track down a player. When they do find a guy with one, the picture isn't clear, so he tries fixing it by kicking it, which just gets them kicked out. So then they have to raid that abandoned museum and grab the VHS player by mistake.

Welp, looks like I'm re-watching Cowboy Bepop again.

looks like Ill be watching cowboy bepop for the first time.

#20 Posted by geirr (2713 posts) -

Reminds me of a special time.