Maynard MaynStream

Sean Ellis seanellis9 at
Wed Oct 14 10:53:07 CDT 2020

That'd be a pretty cool accessory to have as part of my retro homelab.
I don't think it's really ever been documented, either from a quick
search online.

On 10/13/20, Van Snyder via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> I have a Maynard MaynStream tape backup unit from the 1980's.
> It uses audio-format cassettes with 1/4" tape, but it's a different
> tape composition, and the cassette has a notch in it to tell the device
> it's not just plain audio tape. The capacity was 80 MB per cassette.
> I also have four ISA controller cards, four cables, and several
> cassettes. We used it for backup with IBM PC/AT boxes many years ago.
> Does anybody want it? It seems a shame to throw it in the e-waste bin.
> Van Snyder
> van.snyder at

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