This article is from the storage FAQ part1, by Rodney D. Van Meter with numerous contributions by others.
This appeared recently in the newsgroup, but I don't know anything about it. This is the widget that takes data in one end and spits out a video signal that you can pipe into your home VCR to use your it for data storage. It's only $350, but, for those of us in the U.S. and Japan, it doesn't work for NTSC VCRs. Subject: VTS Tech Specifications for Users Date: Mon Nov 28 09:24:29 PST 1994 X-Gateway: firstname.lastname@example.org Having received a lot of questions from different users of VTS 1020, I'd like to answer them giving short specifications of this unit. 1. CAPACITY: 4 GB Compressed / 2 GB Uncompressed on one E-180 cassette. The amount of data grows according to the tape length. 2. SPEED: 100 KB/sec for PC/AT 286-16 Mhz 200 KB/sec for PC/AT 386-33 Mhz etc. 3. SOFTWARE: The current version is for DOS. Windows support-DOS Window. Read/Write verification is provided. 4. VIDEO: PAL/SECAM System, VHS Tape Also from the newsgroup a while back: We, AT Systems Inc., are distributors of VCR cassete backup kits (including PC board and software package with 1 year warranty and 2 weeks money back policy), please send all inquiries to my e-mail address email@example.com. (Michael V. Kuzmin, firstname.lastname@example.org, 4/95) And more recently: Check out a company call Cybernetics in Yorktown, Virginia. They put Sony VCR drives in their own enclosures for backup devices. Contact Thomas Dougherty at (804) 833-9000. (Mike Rothenberg, email@example.com, 1996/4/1)