Apple Tape Backup 40SC

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Apple Tape Backup 40SC
Introduced1987 (1987)
Discontinued1994 (1994)
CostUS$1,499 (equivalent to $3,306 in 2018)[1]
TypeTape drive
Ports2 SCSI ports
Power consumption15 – 60 watts
Weight7.3 lb (3.3 kg)
Dimensions246 mm (W) × 266 mm (D) × 78 mm (H)

The Apple Tape Backup 40SC is an external, SCSI-interfaced, 14-inch (6.35 mm) QIC, mini-cartridge tape drive.[2] It was first introduced by Apple, Inc. in 1987 and discontinued in 1994.[3] The drive came bundled with Retrospect backup software;[4][2][5] the drive is also compatible with the tape software included with A/UX.[6][7]

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  1. ^ Irwin Model 5080 Has Twice The Storage of Competitors, By Kevin Susco, InfoWorld, 5 Dec 1988, Page 88, ...For example, the Apple Tape Backup 40 SC cost $1,499,...
  2. ^ a b c d "Apple Tape Backup 40SC Description, Compatibility (Discontinued)". October 4, 2008. Retrieved November 17, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Tape Backup 40SC". Retrieved November 17, 2011.[dead link]
  4. ^ Apple Bundles Tape Backup With Retrospect Software, By Laurie Flynn, InfoWorld, 25 Sep 1989, Page 33, ...will bundle Dantz Development Corp.s Retrospect backup and archiving software with the Apple Tape Backup 40SC...
  5. ^ "Product Pipeline". InfoWorld. November 13, 1989.
  6. ^ Don Crabb (1992). MacWEEK guide to System 7. Ziff-Davis Press. p. 270.
  7. ^ Backup Systems for the Macintosh, By Don Crabb, InfoWorld, 3 Aug 1987, Page 43, ...(Production units of the Apple Tape 40-SC were not available for testing.)...

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