Data Conversion and Migration Services

Quayle Consulting Inc. performs unique data services, including:
  • Reading floppies and tapes for use on modern Windows, Mac, and Linux systems.
  • Migrating customer data from legacy systems to virtual disks for use with the CHARON emulators.
  • Conversion of floating point data into open formats, such as IEEE 754.
  • Conversion of VMS 64-bit date values into open formats.
  • Conversion of RT-11 and other PDP-11 format floppies.
  • Rebuild of boot sectors from improper OpenVMS backups.
Quayle Consulting can accept the following media:
Disks
  • Floppy disks: 3.5 inch, 5-1/4 inch and 8 inch written by Windows, Unix, Linux, DOS, and OpenVMS
  • Linux format and OpenVMS format CD-ROM and DVD
  • 3.5 inch magneto-optical (MO) disk
  • 8-bit and 16-bit StorageWorks disk unit
  • 50-pin and 68-pin SCSI disk without an enclosure
  • SATA and IDE disk without an enclosure
Tapes:
  • 9-track tape, including 800, 1600, and 6250 BPI
  • DLT Tape formats: DLTape IV (DLT-IV), DLTape III (DLT-III)
  • DEC Tape formats:
    • TK50 (CompacTape)
    • TK70 (CompacTape III)
    • TZ30; TZ85; TZ86; TZ87
    • 8 mm (Sony QG-112M)
    • 1/4 inch ("quarter inch") cartridge (DEC TZK10)

We cannot read:

  • Apple Mac disks
  • CP/M disks
  • Disks that have "hard sectors', such as IBM word processor disks

Quotes are for disks and tapes created with standard backup utilities. Non-standard backup software will require research on a time-and-materials basis.

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