Kasettilamerit in English

Kasettilamerit (Tape Lamers) is a digital archeology team founded in 2011, to archive data off of magnetic and optical media.

We archive any old media regardless of the platform. Over the years, we have archived data from tapes and floppies from Commodore 64, VIC-20, Amiga, Atari ST, IBM Compatibles, CP/M, Spectrum, Spectravideo, Apple II, and Amstrad CPC. It doesn’t matter whether the media is professionally duplicated or written at home; we can create an archival quality image with the copy protection intact.

We have helped the Software Preservation team archive thousands of original titles, not to mention all the homebrew Commodore 64 turbo tapes, which were the original motivation for founding our group.

The images we create are delivered back to the persons who loaned the media and, if so agreed, to other archival projects/groups.

We negotiate the terms of disclosure with each media owner individually and always respect the privacy and confidentiality of the material.

Our tools:

Kryoflux (all floppies regardless of the format):

  • 3″
  • 3.5″
  • 5.25″
  • 8″
  • Iomega zip discs

Tape drives:

Any compact cassette that holds data with our Kasettilameri tool and DC2N

  • Audio compact cassettes:
  • DLT
  • LTO

We’re always looking for older tape drives to add to our collection of obsolete formats.

Other formats:

  • ROM, EPROM, and FLASH chips from computers, peripherals, and old cartridges
  • Optical media: CDs, DVDs, BluRays
  • VHS Amiga Video Backup System
  • Various kinds of legacy hard disks: MFM, AT/IDE, SCSI, etc.

We cooperate with The Finnish Museum of Games, The Finnish National Library, The Software Preservation Society, and Skrolli Magazine.

We also organize archival data events two to four times a year. Some of the events are also more public; for instance, we were guests of Skrolli magazine at Assembly Summer 2015, 2016, and 2017 and had a little archival stand at their exhibition area.

You can offer us material regardless of the platform via the contact form on
this site.