Is Exabyte format completly dead?

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by simonc8, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. simonc8

    simonc8 Active Member

    I am getting rid of an old workstation which has an internal Exabyte 8mm tape drive. Would anyone have a use for it?
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Other than as an archive, I can't imagine the need for anything tape.
  3. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

    I started recording about 17years ago and I've never even heard of exabyte!! Sounds cool. Maybe it would look cool in a display case?
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  4. simonc8

    simonc8 Active Member

    To quote a post on this very website:

    "Exabyte Tape is a long-held industry standard for digital storage, backup and delivery to mastering houses."

    Trouble is, that post was in 2006. I wondered if any of that archive material was still out there on exabyte format and anyone wanting to read it might have a need for a tape drive.
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