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QuickTape / QuickTape-TD / QuickCopy / QuickCopy-Lite

QuickTape Version 7.1 (DOS) (QT.EXE) in the Windows 95/98/NT environment

New Tape Drive Support

Sony SDX-500 - 8mm AIT-2 cartridge drive
Sony SDX-300 - 8mm AIT cartridge drive
Fujitsu M8100 - 3590 cartridge drive
Tandberg NS8 - 4/8 Gig Travan drive
Tandberg NS20 - 10/20 Gig Travan drive
Tandberg SLR5 - 4/8GB QIC drive

Software changes:

Fix: DEFAULT.SSD (1.2-08) to correctly append data on "blind-copy" tape-to-disk operations. 

Fix: Error condition on Sony 4mm STD9000 drives during mode-change between fixed and variable modes

Added ASPI_TRANSFER_LIMIT. This allows systems using ASPI to handle blocks greater than the standard 65536 byte ASPI limit. This is not a guaranteed function in WinXX machines due to their handling of (virtual) memory. See the CNF file for more details or contact Shaffstall Technical Support

Fix: APPEND logic to set correct density on continuation volumes.

Modified QuickTape NLM to allow running without a local ASPI. Driver.

Fix: MASTRMAK.SSD (1.3-12) to better handle Win95 error codes for master image volume-spanning.

Fix: MASTRMAK.SSD (1.3-10) for tape with leading tape mark.


QuickTape on Window 95 / 98 / NT /2000

QuickTape (QT.EXE) software with following serial numbers will not run on Win 95/98/ NT/2000.

  • BACxxxxx
  • BCCxxxxx
  • BFCxxxxx
  • BGCxxxxx

Serial numbers are displayed on bottom line of computer screen when in "Utility" screen of QuickTape and are printed on the original 3.5" software distribution diskette.

QuickTape (QT.EXE) software version 6.10 and earlier may not run on Win 95/98/ NT/2000.

 

Important Note about your CNF files:

Any user written "CNF" (configuration file) file(s) "may" have have to be re-written due to incompatibility with current software versions.  

HOW TO ORDER:

To order an upgrade, you will need the following information printed on your QuickTape 3.5" program diskette.

  • Version #:  (Version 6.xxxx, or 5.xxxx, or 4.xxxx)
  • S/N:
  • Cust. Num:

USA: Call 1-800-357-6250 to place order.

Outside USA: Call 1-317-842-2077 Extension 300  (9-4 EST, 14hr-21hr GMT)

Part number and Pricing

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Approved 32-bit SCSI host adapters:

  • Adaptec 2910, 2940, 3940
  • Adaptec 2940UW Differential
  • Mylex Buslogic 946
  • AdvanSys

16-bit ISA SCSI host adapters will not work with QT, if PC's memory is more than 16MB

An ASPI device driver from the manufacturer of the SCSI card must be used. While 95/98/NT and Win 2000 are plug and play and come with a vast array of drivers for the different manufacturers, it is best to obtain the latest versions from the manufacturer.

ASPI limits QuickTape to maximum 65000 bytes per transfer. 65000 bytes is now the maximum block size (tape block) that will transfer. Older systems running QuickTape under DOS and Buslogic 545/747/946 and Adaptec 1540/1740 could run blocks as large as 16MB.

QT Version 7 may be able to process blocks larger than 65000 bytes.  See 7.1 update notes


QuickTape-TD Version 3.35 (QTD.EXE) in the Windows 95, 98/ Windows NT 4.0 – 3.51 environment

QuickTape-TD is a totally separate product from QuickTape and it has special conditions for operating on Win95, 98, and NT. You may need to upgrade it.

How to tell if your QuickTape-TD software requires upgrading

Upgrades are required for:

Win 95/98 and NT: QTD.EXE versions before 3.35

Important Note about your "command" files:

Any user written "command" file(s) may have have to be re-written due to incompatibility with current software versions.  

HOW TO ORDER:

To order an upgrade, you will need the following information printed on your QuickTape-TD 3.5" program diskette.

  • Version #:
  • S/N:
  • Cust. Num:

USA: Call 1-800-357-6250 to place order.

Outside USA: Call 1-317-842-2077  (9-4 EST, 14hr-21hr GMT)

Part number and Pricing

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Please take note of the following if you are now running a SCSI tape drive in real time with QTD software and will be upgrading to Win 95/98 or NT.

  1. The SCSI host adapter must be 32-bit for systems with more than 16MB of RAM
  2. The SCSI host adapter that is used for tape drive must be the first SCSI board in the PC (address 0)
  3. The PC's CD-ROM must be SCSI and not IDE or ATPI.

Items 1-3 are not necessary if you have and are using Shaffstall's QuickTape (QT.EXE) to perform the data transfers between tape and the PC and then use QuickTape-TD (QTD.EXE) in a disk-to-disk operation.


QuickCopy DOS Version 7.1

It is not recommended that QuickCopy or QuickCopy-Lite products be run under the Windows operating systems.

If it is necessary to upgrade the QuickCopy "system" PC to one of the above operating systems, the OS software upgrade must be approved by Shaffstall. Otherwise, the QuickCopy and QuickCopy Lite System performance warranty may be void and technical support may not be provided. 

Any questions may be addressed to Shaffstall Customer Support by email Support@shaffstall.com Telephone: 317-842-2077 extension 300.

Important Note about your CNF files:

Any user written "CNF" (configuration file) file(s) may have have to be re-written due to incompatibilites with current software versions.   

HOW TO ORDER:

To order an upgrade, you will need the following information printed on your QuickTape-TD 3.5" program diskette.

  • Version #:
  • S/N:
  • Customer Number:

USA: Call 1-800-357-6250 to place order.

Outside USA: Call 1-317-842-2077 Extension 300  (9-4 EST, 14hr-21hr GMT)

Part number and Pricing


QuickCopy Tape for Windows 32-Bit (QCT.EXE) Upgrade from QuickCopy DOS

Contact Shaffstall for Details

HOW TO ORDER:

To order an upgrade, you will need the following information printed on your QuickTape-TD 3.5" program diskette.

  • Version #:
  • S/N:
  • Cust. Num:

USA: Call 1-800-357-6250 to place order.

Outside USA: Call 1-317-842-2077 Extension 300  (9-4 EST, 14hr-21hr GMT)

Part number and Pricing


QCL.EXE (QuickCopy-Lite) upgrade to: QuickCopy-Tape (QTC-2)

(32-bit) for tape-to-tape copying with two SCSI tape drives

Contact Shaffstall for Details

HOW TO ORDER:

To order an upgrade, you will need the following information printed on your QuickTape-TD 3.5" program diskette.

  • Version #:
  • S/N:
  • Cust. Num:

USA: Call 1-800-357-6250 to place order.

Outside USA: Call 1-317-842-2077 Extension 300  (9-4 EST, 14hr-21hr GMT)

Part number and Pricing

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