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Colorado T3000 Software !Please!

Samuel Rosas Ceballos
Occasional Contributor

Colorado T3000 Software !Please!

I Have a tape backup Colorado T3000 and their drivers. 3 years ago i didn??t use it but i have a lot of tapes. i installed the T3000 and the drivers good work but the software to use the unit !Don??t Work!
The software is for Win 95 and i have a pc Win98. the error message says that probably there is a damaged file.
i know that hp don??t give support for this unit but I want to know if there is a compatible software that i can use for this unit. I Repeat the drivers are working good but the software no.
6 REPLIES
Dan_139
Advisor

Re: Colorado T3000 Software !Please!

I would go to HP's web site and type in "5GB" as the product. under windows 98 you can download CBII v8.0. This software should work with your drive.
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Samuel Rosas Ceballos
Occasional Contributor

Re: Colorado T3000 Software !Please!

Mr. Dan:
thanks a lot for your message, but i tried download the software and i can??t. Maybe the link is broken or the software isn??t there.
do you think that i can get the software in other place? or you know another software compatible, maybe cb2 for win2K or nt4.0 I don??t know.

Thanks for advance
Jeff_194
Occasional Visitor

Re: Colorado T3000 Software !Please!

go to any other travan drive such as 20gb or 14gb and it should have the exact same version of CBII to download for the O/S you have.
Samuel Rosas Ceballos
Occasional Contributor

Re: Colorado T3000 Software !Please!

Thanks Mr. Jeff but the problem is that i can??t download anything form support and driver's page of HP. all the links download files whit 0 Kb of size. Maybe the service is off for a while? Did you download something from this page lately?
Samuel Rosas Ceballos
Occasional Contributor

Re: Colorado T3000 Software !Please!

OK. Finally i downloaded the file cb2v8.0 for Win98 and i installed on my PC. Then the PC recognize the tape backup Unit like a Colorado QIC-3020 Drive not like a colorado T3000. Anyway I test the software and It runs good but when i try to restore files recorded on my tapes show a dialog box that says what the format of the files on the tape is not compatible. What can i do?

Thanks for advance
madoc
Trusted Contributor

Re: Colorado T3000 Software !Please!


The problem is that the 'type' of colorado backup has changed over the years. The software was produced by a couple of different developers, each using a different engine.

This effectively means that later versions of colorado backup are not compatible with earlier versions (and vice versa).

I am afraid that the only option might be to rebuild using the earlier software and recover any important files. I have some other versions of Colorado which might do the trick on Win98 but I am not sure.
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