media reading and temperature

Al Kossow aek at bitsavers.org
Fri Feb 22 09:36:37 CST 2008


 > So I'm wondering if temperature has any affect on media readability.

yes.

You walk a very dangerous line with condensation reading cold media, though.

It has been my experience that mag tapes shed more if they are warm, so after
baking, I let them return to room temperature in the tape reading room, which
is dehumidified to as low as the dehumidifier will go (< 35%)






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