How Files Were Transferred From a PC to VHS in the 90’s
This cool video goes through the unboxing and setup of a Danmere Backer tape backup system. The most surprising part of the video is that Best Buy still sells VHS head cleaner! Via Motherboard:
In a detailed unboxing and demo of data backup to tape, YouTuber Lazy Game Reviews shows us how to move files from a Windows PC to a VHS tape just because he can.
He uses the Danmere Backer tape backup system from the mid-’90s. At the time, this was an appealing method for creating data backups because of its low price (the Backer sold for around $60 and tapes cost about $2) and simplicity: Just plug it into a computer and VHS player, select what you want to copy over to the tape, and hit “record.”
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