Need any "old" tape media?

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Fri Dec 8 09:39:02 CST 2006


On Thursday 07 December 2006 19:11, Tothwolf wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Dec 2006, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> > I've got a stack of 8mm (doesn't mention a size, a mix of Verbatim
> > data tapes, and Sony and Fuji video tapes), 4mm DDS1 (both 60M and
> > 90M), and DLT3 tapes at work which we're getting set to throw
> > away... the DDS/8mm tapes have some data on them, and will be
> > degaussed... the DLT3's are unused, from several years ago.
>
> Won't degaussing DDS tapes wipe the factory written sync stuff and
> render the tapes worthless? (That was my experience with some years
> ago anyway...)

It looks like you're right.  I'm glad that no one has requested any DDS 
media. :)  It looks like I probably won't be able to offer it (at least 
not at that low of a price) if I have to erase it with a drive rather 
than just throw it on the degausser for a few seconds.

Pat
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