Solved Tape drive installation on Windows 2000

February 28, 2012 at 05:51:15
Specs: Windows 7
Tape drive installation: How do I install a Wangtek 30850-008 controller card on Windows 2000 ?
Do I need to install a driver ? If so, where do I get it ?

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February 29, 2012 at 04:54:03
I used tape for a short period of time but as I recall you need to have the program used to create the tape installed and then it can hunt for any backups available. Either physically or saved in a list in the program.

The drive I had used QIC tapes and the program was Seagate Backup V5.3 for Windows. Of course you needed to setup the card resources too.



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February 28, 2012 at 08:51:52
Is this an old 8bit ISA SCSI Card

http://www.hatestheinternet.com/museum

If so it was manufactured circa 1983, does you motherbaord have a compatible ISA Slot ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indust...

It was likely designed for MS-DOS Software.

Wangtek were bought out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overla...


Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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February 28, 2012 at 09:12:10
Thank-you jolicloud for the links. However, I've already been to hatestheinternet and could not find an answer.

I'm not sure if this card is SCSII or QIC technology. I was hoping that the model number 30850-008 would allow some-one to tell me. This is a sub-system that is currently running on a system with an OS/dbms called PICK R83 and is working just fine. However, its time to upgrade and unfortunately, I have only back-up tapes made on this unit a 60mb streaming tape. I need it to be recognized and run on a Windows 2000 box so that I can use a new dbms to import the data from the tape.


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February 28, 2012 at 11:27:35
Had a thought, what is the actual model / manufacturer of the Tape Drive ? If the drive is connected to the card by a standard external SCSI Cable it should be feasible to use a newer SCSI Card.

By the way QiC is a Tape Format:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarte...

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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February 28, 2012 at 19:28:48
Did you look at your motherboard to see if you have a matching slot?

ISA slots were phased out on most board probably 15 years ago. If memory serves me correctly you could use an 8 bit card in a 16 bit slot. I doubt that you have either but who knows.

Look at the link below for help with identifying the slots on your board.

If you don't mind my asking, why do you want to use that old tape drive. Probably too little capacity to be of much use.

http://www.google.com/search?q=ISA+...


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#5
February 28, 2012 at 21:45:03
Thanks guys for input and questions. Yes, I realize how old this unit is. It belongs to a customer who has been using it since 1985. It is installed in a '486 computer running PICK R83, which is a multi-value data base management system. running 25 user system with several printers. I have borrowed it from my customer, and have a pentium 233 with proper slots to install the tape, have PICK installed and have restored all of my customers pertinent data to my computer, so I know the system is working fine. However, we want to move to a new dbms call jBase which is a windows based product. Since my computer is old , it will not run anything newer than windows 2000, which I have installed. It is this setup that will not recognize the tape system.
Having said all this, I have a lead on a piece of software that will apparently to a full save of data from PICK and restore it to my jBase installation without the need for a tape system at all. I will be trying this next.

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February 29, 2012 at 04:54:03
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I used tape for a short period of time but as I recall you need to have the program used to create the tape installed and then it can hunt for any backups available. Either physically or saved in a list in the program.

The drive I had used QIC tapes and the program was Seagate Backup V5.3 for Windows. Of course you needed to setup the card resources too.


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