Need any "old" tape media?
tothwolf at concentric.net
Fri Dec 8 15:11:07 CST 2006
On Fri, 8 Dec 2006, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> On Thursday 07 December 2006 19:11, Tothwolf wrote:
>> Won't degaussing DDS tapes wipe the factory written sync stuff and
>> render the tapes worthless? (That was my experience with some years ago
> 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.
Got an autochanger? The older ones are pretty cheap too, it might pay for
I don't think degaussing hurts 8mm (someone correct me if I'm wrong),
though I have no idea what it does to the higher density DLT/SDLT stuff. I
know it won't hurt the TK50/TK70 carts, though in the case of the TK70s,
some drives might think they are TK50s until they get rewritten.
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