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I have a sony QW2GB mini data cartridge a from 1998. I need

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I have a sony QW2GB mini data cartridge a from 1998. I need to retrieve the information from this back-up drive. Will you help me with the process?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  A. Stevens replied 1 year ago.
Hi, I am A. Stevens here to help with your question!
Expert:  A. Stevens replied 1 year ago.
In order to get the data from this tape drive you would need a mini data cartridge reader
Expert:  A. Stevens replied 1 year ago.
Also the software needed to read the data would depend on how it was backed up in the first place
Expert:  A. Stevens replied 1 year ago.
Do you still have the computer that was used to perform these backups? If so that would be the easiest way to access the data. otherwise it might be a bit more complicated
Expert:  A. Stevens replied 1 year ago.
Located this one for sale online: http://www.ebay.com/itm/CONNER-Parallel-Minicartidge-250MB-Parallel-port-tape-backup-system/181238904937?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D29980%26meid%3Dc81a01917efb4063b192a8568130ac98%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D131529543770
Expert:  A. Stevens replied 1 year ago.
You would then need to find a computer with a parallel port...most modern computer will not have this, so would need an adapter
Expert:  A. Stevens replied 1 year ago.
Sorry I missed your phone call request...sent it back your way