In article <1gnctf9.1uacd73ivic8uN%md03NOSPAM@xochiNOSPAM.com.invalid>,
md03NOSPAM@xochiNOSPAM.com.invalid (Michael Diehr) wrote:
> I'm looking for a way to read IBM 3490 format tapes under Mac OS X.
> Can anyone recommend a hardware/software solution?
> Buying a PCI SCIS card, or using an older mac with SCSI built in is
> possible. In a pinch I could boot OS 9, or even run Virtual PC, but
> would prefer to stick with OS X if possible.
The drives are easy enough to find, but drivers for OS X might be a
problem. Do a search on Overland Data 3490. Overland Data has been
the leader in this niche for many years. Although I don't believe they
still sell these drives new, they are available used from several places.
I used for many years - and still have - an Overland Data 9 track, 1600
BPI round tape drive on a PC. I was running a conversion business in
the 80s and 90s, converting to/from tape/floppy/Mac/PC/etc.