Maynard MaynStream

Van Snyder van.snyder at
Tue Oct 13 18:08:30 CDT 2020

On Wed, 2020-10-14 at 00:02 +0200, Liam Proven wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Oct 2020 at 21:51, 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
> > differenttape composition, and the cassette has a notch in it to
> > tell the deviceit's not just plain audio tape. The capacity was 80
> > MB per cassette.
> > I also have four ISA controller cards, four cables, and
> > severalcassettes. 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.
> At least offer it for sale!

I'll send it for a PDF of a shipping label for a 20" x 10" x 10" 10lb
box, your choice of carrier.

> I had a later model, which used VHS-C cassettes.  I should get
> anotherone, as I have a bunch of backup tapes and some stuff on there
> isprobably the only copy I own now...

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