[TUHS] reading 9 track tapes?

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Tue May 12 03:18:56 AEST 2015

    > From: Aharon Robbins

    > Can anyone still read 9 track tapes? We just un-covered two that date
    > from my wife's time in grad school, circa 1989 - 1990. They would be
    > tar tapes.

That old, the issue is not going to be the format (TAR is still grokkable),
but the physical condition of the tapes; that old, they might have issues
with shedding of oxide, etc (which a heat soak can mostly cure). If you
really want them read, I would recommend a specialist in reading old tapes;
it will cost, but if you really want the data... I have used Chuck Guzis, in
Washington (state) in the US.


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