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Mounting DAT units as volumes under 2K/XP

David Zielezna
Occasional Visitor

Mounting DAT units as volumes under 2K/XP

G'day guys,

I have a surestore dat24i that i wish to use as a streaming device (lots of video). All the data will be accessed sequentially, so no need to worry about seek times, etc... speed is not an issue either, even <500KB/sec would be adequate.

I know of methods or software for DOS/win9x/linux environments that allows you to mount a tape device as a drive letter or readable volume. Unfortunately i have never seen such a utility under an NT based OS. The closest thing i have come across is remote storage in win2k adv srvr, but that doesn't really cut the mustard. I'm after a similar sort of thing, but i don't want to have to pull the data off the tape and onto the hard disk drives before i can read it. streaming right from the tape is what i need.

Anyone have any suggestions or know of any such software?
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Marino Meloni_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Mounting DAT units as volumes under 2K/XP

Hi
I remenber in the past a BU software called Stac Replica, let you mount the tape after the backup was made, now I didn't know the evolution of the product but you can investigate in this way

marino
David Zielezna
Occasional Visitor

Re: Mounting DAT units as volumes under 2K/XP

Thanks for that. I've found various reviews on the product that concur with what you say. However, it no longer seems to be a current product from stac. Do you know if it is now called something else?