Confusion about backup tape formats Tags: Backup Storage Last response: August 15, 2011 9:07 PM in Storage Share p75 August 14, 2011 4:34:39 PM Hi. I am trying to work out what some old tape cartridges are but a lot of confusion about formats. First I though they were QIC now they could be Ditto according to wiki. See here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iomega_Ditto_drive and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarter-inch_cartridge Look at the top photo and the one on the left looks like what I have but they look the same as each other. I am also looking for a drive to read them and have a large QIC tape to, I think. Any good ideas or advice about this? Thanks. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c... More about : confusion backup tape formats p75 August 15, 2011 2:14:08 PM Anyone? Well I have just got hold of a segate stt20000a. Only problem is can't get a driver for 98se and just can't seem to find them. No driver for xp, as it works. Now I need some software so I can try and read the the tapes. So can someone at least recommend some software. Free would be best. I don't need to back up, only read the data from the tapes. p75 August 15, 2011 9:07:36 PM For god sake, not much help on here is there. Tried symantec Backup Exec an no use plus to complicated. Thanks for the no help. sarcastic: Better try another forum. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumTape Backup ForumWindows Backup to a TAPE Drive ForumTape Backup ForumTape Drive and archiving advice ForumRDX QuikStor Hard Drive Solutions Challenge Tape Backup ForumBackup tape capacity is not used ForumBackup X31 WinXP to SCSI Tape Drive ForumLogging tape backups ForumBackup , RAID, Mirror confusion ... ForumBad to format backup drives using ExFAT? ForumWhat about Tape Backup Drives? ForumTape backup reader for old 3M DC-2120 data cartridges? ForumDLT or LTO or AIT for new tape drive? ForumAnother Resorce for Quantegy Tape Rumors Forumscsi dvd writers & tape drive ForumCan Palms read common file formats yet? ForumAny software to read from old backup tapes? Forum4tb hdd is being read as 2tb hdd ForumQuestions about USB 3.0 Speed ForumForum about hardisk with no supply More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !