|Founded||1980Costa Mesa, Californiain|
|Fate||Acquired by Conner Peripherals|
Number of employees
Of particular note are the Archive DDS tape drives produced for Silicon Graphics that could also read and write Digital Audio Tapes: the Archive Python 4320 and the Archive Peregrine 4326 (rebranded under Conner or Seagate).
Prior to this, Archive was a leading vendor of the very popular quarter-inch cartridge (QIC) format which was a popular distribution format for Unix workstations and servers. For example, software for the Sun-3 (running the Motorola 68K family) and the Sun-4 (based on SPARC processors) was most commonly distributed on QIC media before CD-ROMs became more cost-effective. Archive was better known for their QIC drives.
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- Smith, Carter (1992). America's Fastest Growing Employers: The Complete Guide to Finding Jobs with Over 700 of America's Hottest Companies. B. Adams, Inc. p. 35. ISBN 9781558501461 – via Google Books.
- "Digital Audio Tape (DAT) FAQ". Computall Services. n.d. Archived from the original on December 8, 2006.
- Staff writer (November 11, 1987). "Archive Corporation". Los Angeles Times: 4. Archived from the original on November 2, 2022.
- Staff writer (November 18, 1992). "Conner Peripherals and Archive Approve Merger". The New York Times: D4. Archived from the original on May 26, 2015.
- Staff writer (March 29, 1989). "Archive Completes Purchase". The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company: 1 – via ProQuest.
- Burnett, Richard (October 5, 1992). "Maynard at Forefront of Backup: Sales skyrocket for manufacturer of PC systems". Orlando Sentinel: 19 – via ProQuest.
- Staff writer (April 30, 1990). "Archive Completes Acquisition". The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company: 1 – via ProQuest.
- Khermouch, Gerry (June 22, 1992). "Iomega sets challenge to Irwin in removable QIC tape drives". Electronic News. Sage Publications. 38 (1917): 13. Archived from the original on May 21, 2005.