This SCSI Data8 streamer is a modular device with
hardware compression (model 8500c), advanced driver and complex electronics. It uses a
proprietary 8mm tape format, visually similar to DDS, to store
up to 5GB data on a single tape.
See here for tape info, or look at detailed specification.
|Type: Helical magnetic streamer, SCSI|
| - Currently I
don't have any tapes for this streamer.
Notice modular construction and SIMM memory buffer (second photo in lower row).
This is a mirror of now-defunct support site in Tandberg Data website.
Warning from me: Please DO NOT flash firmware if it's not necessary. I take no responsibility if you brick your hardware, and flashing firmware is always a risk.
|EXB-8500, EXB-8500c Installation and Operation|
|Tabletop CTS Installation|
|Tabletop CTS Product Specification|
|EXB-8500 and EXB-8500c Specification (compressed PDF)|
|EXB-8500c User's Manual|
|EXB-8500 Illustrated Parts Catalog|
|EXB-8500 Mid-tape Wake-up Command (8500 ONLY)|
|Serial Diagnostic cable|
|EXB-8500 user's manual (8500 ONLY)|
EXB-8500c and EXB-8500 downloads
|8500c Tape Drive Firmware|
|DEC Alpha NT 3.51 8500c Tape Drive Device Driver|
|DEC Alpha NT 4.0 8500c and 8500 Tape Drive Device Driver|
|Novell NetWare 4.10 and 3.12 8500c and 8500 Tape Drive Device Driver|
|Novell NetWare 5.0 8500c and 8500 Tape Drive Device Driver|
|Microsoft WindowsNT 3.51 8500c and 8500 Tape Drive Device Driver|
|Microsoft WindowsNT 4.0 8500c and 8500 Tape Drive Device Driver OLDER VERSION HERE|
|Utility: EXPERT for DOS and the 8500c, 8500|
|Utility: CTS Monitor for DOS, 8500c and 8500|
|Firmware: Generic 8500C ROM image 85000c ONLY!||
Please download 8500c Tape Drive Firmware to get instructions about firmware upgrading!
|Firmware: 8500C ROM without SCSI enhancements 85000c ONLY!|
|Firmware: Miscellaneous set of 8500C firmware dumps 85000c ONLY!|
|8500 Tape Drive Firmware||
Instructions how to flash are in 8500c Tape Drive Firmware package!
|Firmware: Generic 8500 ROM image|
|Firmware: 8500 with SCSI enhancements off|
|Firmware Miscellaneous set of 8500 ROMs|
|EXB Misc tools (not tested)|