Looking to read past EOT on DDS/DLT/LTO

Al Kossow aek at bitsavers.org
Fri Jan 27 11:01:17 CST 2017

Also, prior to servo tracks on serpentine drives, there was a full-width
erase head, so if you rewrite from BOT, ALL tracks are erased as it rolls
to EOT.

The trick with killing power on 8mm and DAT works because they use
helical recording.

On 1/26/17 6:29 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 01/26/2017 06:01 PM, Paul Koning wrote:
>> That's a good point.  Can it really be true that a tape error that
>> creates a false EOT results in the loss of all remaining data?
>> Surely the designers weren't *that* stupid?
> It happens.  You can't skip over it or even space to EOT and then read
> backwards.  Some "intelligent" drives were really stupid.
> --Chuck

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