In English

Kasettilamerit (tape lamers) is a digital archeology team founded in 2011,
with the intention to archive data off of magnetic and optical media.

We archive any kinds of old media regardless of the platform. Over the years we have archived data from tapes and floppies from such platforms as 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 own Kasettilameri tool and DC2N
Audio compact cassettes
DAT/DDS
DLT
LTO

We’re always on the lookout 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.
CD, DVD, BluRay
VHS Amiga Video Backup System
Various kinds of hard disk, MFM, AT/IDE, SCSI etc.

We work in co-operation with The Finnish Games Museum, The Finnish National Library, The Software Preservation Society and Skrolli magazine. We also organize data archival events two to four times a year. Some of the events are also more public in nature, 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.