This is the Cassette Tape Storage Council web site

Don’t quit using compact cassette tapes for computer data storage

About the Council

Our Council is intended as a community or club. It is not incorporated, it is not an association, it is not a legal entity. These people take tape matters seriously: Tape Storage Council. We try to emulate the seriousness of this Council, but ours is about cassette tapes. The Cassette Tape Storage Council is not related in any way to the Tape Storage Council.

Don’t quit using cassette tapes to store computer data. Or give a chance to using cassette tapes to store computer data. Apply for membership. Become a member of the Cassette Tape Storage Council. The members should share their achievements with the rest of the community. For example, describing what results are obtained with different types of decks and different types of cassette tapes; adding the details of the recorder, such as brand, model, year of manufacturing, etc., and data about the cassette, such as if it is of type I, type II, which brand it is, lenghth in minutes, etc.

Members of the Cassette Tape Storage Council are required to make a long-term committment to using cassette tapes to store computer data. Members are required to share performance reports with the rest of the community. This Council does not welcome curious people. If you download one of the load, save or modem routines to use it just once, recording the sound on an iPod instead of a tape deck don’t apply for membership. Those who are serious about this and want to apply for membership are encouraged to email us, or to send us an off-line message, attaching a formal request. The document should be in pdf, odt, fodt or txt format. For other formats, ask first. In the form, please include: your name, or a nickname under which you’d prefer to be known by the community, your country of residence, a valid e-mail address, an explanation as to why you’d like to be a member of this Council, a declaration of your committment to use cassette tapes to store computer data regularly and share performance reports with the community, and an authorization to be contacted through the e-mail address you privide by this Council and only regarding issues and topics relating to its activities.

A performance report does not need to be a long piece. If you write an initial report stating the deck you use, the kind of tape or tapes on which you save the data, the size and brand of the tapes, the routine, script or program you use, and–very important–the date of recording, then an annual report saying “Files saved in 2017 loaded back in 2018”, or “90 per cent of the files mentioned in my 2017 report loaded from tape in 2019”, or whatever, will do. That alone would be an invaluable piece of information for the community. Failing to report frequently may entail suspension from membership. For the time being membership is free.