These things (seen better here):
are less than ideal but might work in a pinch. It looks like once could stack two or three 40-DAT
cases on a shelf.
Note the ridicu-prices for the little drawer cabinets, that was what I was afraid of.
Another possibility is to take four of these 8-DAT plastic "racks"
and glue or screw them onto a piece of wood that then turns on a base piece of wood, sort of like a
"DAT spice rack" setup.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 11:28 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] DAT storage suggestions
> Hi, Tom,
> Somewhere I found boxes that hold 12 Philips Cassettes--they are molded and each tape has a slot.
> I put them on their short edge and pull them out to see what is in each. They are black ABS-like
> plastic. I got them at an out-of-business store years ago, but find they are still useful for
> storing cassettes. I wonder if anything like that is available for DATs. I did a quick check of
> Markertek and found these items:
> Not exactly what you want, but will keep the dust out just like Brenda's boxes.
> I actually have one drawer of a customizable media cabinet set up for DATs--it's a 9-drawer file
> cabinet and I have mostly CD insets in it. Same size as a 5-drawer lateral file...maybe a little
> deeper. No longer made.
> I also like Ted's stationary store idea.
> You might find someone selling at fire-sale prices a DAT album like a cassette album, so you could
> put six or twelve on the shelf like a book. These, however, have seemed to not age well and may
> outgas bad stuff (vinyl?).
> On 2010-12-30 6:47 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
>> I'm looking for recommendations for storing DATs in a regular shelving unit. Does anyone make
>> foot-deep drawers or boxes for these things? Or trays that can be stacked? What I'd like to do is
>> fit these DATs in about the cubic space of an archive box but not have them loosely piled in an
>> archive box (which makes retrieval a real pain, especially for a tape that's on the bottom
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