Sunday, February 12, 2012

I was able to access one tape section from my Iomega Ditto drive.

I had been thinking there was a lot of data on this old tape. I found only one web site's back up files and some creative writing. I may be able to find a back up file on there but the simple copy function only showed these few files. I used my IBM Pentium 1 Thinkpad with Win98 to access the tape drive.

I searched out information and programs online to get this old tape drive working. It will only work in Win98, and Win NT. That's why I used this old laptop, as it is my only Win98 computer. In the end the software I found was just one on someone's FTP in Norway and so it was a bit of a risky download. The company no longer have the software available. Ageing computers are an issue.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

I completed some year end back ups on my Dell Alienware and Dell Studio laptops

I have not been using my Macbook much in the past year nor the eMac. Mostly I use the Dell Studio laptop for daily personal work and the Alienware M11X for games. Both of these machines are backed up regularly but not automatically.