is there a universal source for firmware updates?

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  1. rtdunham macrumors 6502a

    rtdunham

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    i need a firmware update for an Onstream Echo FW30 tape drive, it won't work with retrospect 6.0 and Onstream is out of biz. Is there a place that "banks" old firmware updates, where i might search for one? Google & Teoma searches have been fruitless.

    thanks
    terry dunham
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Depends if it's the case or the tape drive that needs the firmware update.

    The case is probably an old Oxford chipset, so you may be able to hack another vendors updater (or it'll work) -- probably standard logic board stuffed into a custom case/powersupply.

    If it's the tape drive itself, you may need to look up the manufacturer to see if there is an update (might be PC only).

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    Of course some of the old FW cases plain cause problems that putting the things directly in a computer may solve.

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    But www.xlr8yourmac.com might actually have a report on the device in their database.
     
  3. rtdunham thread starter macrumors 6502a

    rtdunham

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    thanks, but...

    please note in my original post:
    1) manufacturer is out of business. is no longer available to provide software updates.
    2) google and teoma yielded no useful results, only a 3-yr-old inquiry about the drive.

    i appreciate the effort to help. given the circumstances, any other ideas?

    thanks
    terry
     
  4. OutThere macrumors 603

    OutThere

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