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
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
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
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 layer).
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX
Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.