Digital Media Archiving

8 minutes ago

Archiving old media is important, and getting working hardware is often difficult. My current collection:

Tested & Working drives/connections

CompanyFormatConnectionImages
Fujitsu128mb MO50-pin SCSIDisk
Fujitsu230mb MO50-pin SCSI
ImationLS-120 SuperDiskATAPIDisk
Iomega150 Multidisk50-pin SCSI
IomegaJazHD-50 SCSI
Iomega40mb PocketZip/click!USB/PCMCIA1 2 3 4 5 6
IomegaZip (100mb)ATAPIDisk
IomegaZip (200mb)ATAPI
SanDiskCompact Flash50-pin CF
2.5" Parallel ATA44-pin ATA
3.5" Floppy34-pin Floppy/USBDisks
2.88mb 3.5" floppy21mm Thinkpad ConnectorDisk Drive
5.25" Floppy34-pin FloppyDisk
Parallel ATA40-pin ATA
Serial ATASATA

Untested/unsupported/broken drives/connections

CompanyFormatConnectionNotesImages
AtariSF314 Floppy driveST IO
AvatarSharkParallel
Castlewood2.2gb ORBHD-50 SCSI cable
Fujifilm2.5" LT-1InternalIn a laptopDisk
Pioneer5.25" 1.7gb WORM50-pin SCSI
XyratexMCD50-pin SCSI
SyQuest44mb50-pin SCSIDefinitely broken.
SyQuestEZ135 Drive50-pin SCSI
SyQuestEzFlyer 230mbATAPI
SyQuestSyJetHD-50 SCSIMissing a power cable
???5.25" MOLD-50 SCSI

Media without drives

CompanyFormatImages
3M21mb Floptical1 2 3
Amastrad3" floppy1 2 3
AppleMacintosh FileWareDisk
BrotherMicro Disc
Caleb144mb it DisketteDisk
CanonVF-50 Video Floppy DiskDisk
Ehman45mb Removable Hard Disk Cartridge
ExatronStringy Floppy 5'1 2
FujifilmHiFD 200mb disk1
IBM200MB Optical Disk Cartridge
IBM8" FloppyDisk
Iomega5.25" Bernoulli 201 2 3 4 5 6
Iomega5.25" Bernoulli 90
Iomega8" Bernoulli 20
IomegaLasersafe
MaxellODC321-21
NintendoDD641 2 3 4
NintendoFamicom DiskDisk
PLI105MB
Ricoh20MB Removable Rigid Disk
SinclairZX Microdrive
Smith Corona2.8" DataDiskDisk
SonyMD Data2 650mb Cartridge
SyQuest42mb 2.5" Removable Hard Disk Cartridge
SyQuest44mb Removable Hard Disk Cartridge
SyQuest270mb Removable Hard Disk Cartridge
XQD CardCard
CFast1 2

Doesn't Really Count Analog Formats

CompanyFormatTypeImages
RCACapacitance Electionic Disc/SelectaVisionVideo
JVCVHSVideo
8-track tapeAudio