Audio Tape Cassette Recorder Drive?

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  1. jbiggs12 macrumors newbie

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    Hey,
    I was wondering if it was at all possible to hack a tape cassette recorder to use tape cassettes as tape drives... :confused: It would be really convenient, considering that we have a lot of audio cassettes sitting around the house. Is this at all possible, or would the data be fragmented/corrupted if transferred? If not, and if feasible, how many GB could be stored per tape?
     
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  3. iShater macrumors 604

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    Aaaah, the old days of data cassettes. :D

    You can use miniDV tapes for backups fairly reliably if you got those lying around.
     
  4. jbiggs12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    huh...

    only 60MB???
    im a very cheap person, i was resistant to buying a hard drive. i guess said resistance is pointless.
     
  5. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    no no no, resistance is futile! :p
     
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  7. jbiggs12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i wanted to back up my computer, maybe store a few files.
    i heard that DV tapes could hold a lot (~75 GB), so i assumed a data cassette could maybe hold around 20.

    guess i was way off. :p
     

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