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Transfering data from 3M DC 2120 mini cartridges?

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November 13, 2009 6:32:49 PM

I have several 3M DC 2120 Mini Data Cartridge Tapes. They are about 10 years old and have data on them. I'd like to know where to go to get the data downloaded to a CD or DVD. Does anybody provide that service?

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a b G Storage
November 16, 2009 6:45:35 AM

Well, have you tried looking for tape readers? AFAIK they still work with IDE connections...
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November 16, 2009 12:00:18 PM

I don't want to buy a tape reader or use this format. All I want to do is to find somebody who will transfer the data to CD or DVD.
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a c 415 G Storage
November 16, 2009 10:01:16 PM

Keep in mind that you'll not only need to find someone who has the right tape drives, but also someone who has a copy of the software you used to write the data in the first place.
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November 16, 2009 10:37:52 PM

How and where do I find such a person? That was my reason for posting my original question here.
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a c 415 G Storage
November 17, 2009 12:43:11 AM

Well perhaps someone here will have what you need or know some person or company that does. But my point is that if you expect to get lucky you're going to have to tell us what software you used as well as what hardware.
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November 17, 2009 1:31:12 AM

As I recall, the software is "Colorado" something or another, perhaps "Colorado Backup". I still have the pc with the drive that runs these tapes, but I don't know how to transfer the tape contents to CD or DVD. I thought it would be easier to find somebody to do it.
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a c 415 G Storage
November 17, 2009 11:32:24 PM

If you've still got the PC then just use it to restore the files to an external USB hard drive or flash memory stick. If the PC doesn't have any USB connectors then you can get a PCI-to-USB adapter card for $15 to $20. Once you've got it on a USB device you can plug it into another computer with a DVD burner to burn the files to a DVD.

Even if you don't have a DVD burner of your own (they're also very cheap BTW), you'll have a lot easier time finding someone who can burn stuff from a USB device than from a tape cartridge.
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December 2, 2009 3:32:54 PM

Hello:

I have some DC2120 tapes made using 'colorado backup" and no longer
have the computer or the drive...

Anyone know where I can get these tapes read and files transferred
to CD?

Anyone in that kind of business?

Will pay...
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a b G Storage
April 29, 2010 9:39:28 PM

Yes. Try acii.com.
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a b G Storage
July 30, 2010 2:20:13 AM

I've encountered Colorado Backup for tapes coming from Windows systems. It's owned by Hewlett-Packard now. There used to be a limited-life free download.

You can also try OnTrack Data Recovery. I think they can read almost anything.

http://www.ontrack.com/datarecovery/servicequote.asp?Pa...

Yes, the link has my Partner ID on it, but I don't get a cut...

I do this sort of thing for tapes written by VAX systems running the VAX/VMS (now known as OpenVMS) operating system. Kind of a narrow niche, I know:

http://www.stanq.com/conversion.html
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September 1, 2010 6:10:22 AM

dublin said:
Hello:

I have some DC2120 tapes made using 'colorado backup" and no longer
have the computer or the drive...

Anyone know where I can get these tapes read and files transferred
to CD?

Anyone in that kind of business?

Will pay...




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March 11, 2014 10:38:16 AM

I have the same concern. Did you have any response?
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April 14, 2014 8:54:54 AM

bookworm said:
I have several 3M DC 2120 Mini Data Cartridge Tapes. They are about 10 years old and have data on them. I'd like to know where to go to get the data downloaded to a CD or DVD. Does anybody provide that service?

bookworm


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April 14, 2014 8:55:55 AM

did you ever find someone to transcribe the data from your old DC 2120 XL minicartridges? i NEED HELP. jesusislord1717@gmail. com or 616-240-8641
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