Recovering data from 4mm and 8mm tapes
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Mon Mar 23 22:53:58 CDT 2015
On 03/23/2015 06:38 PM, Roe Peterson wrote:
> Actually, with DDS tapes, you can generally write one gen back and read two. So, a DDS3 drive can read DDS1 and write DDS2.
It really depends. Not all HP DDS3 drives will read DDS1--or so HP claims.
So, it's still best to check beforehand. Or do what I do--keep a mess
of DDS drives of as many kinds as you need. Nowadays, nobody wants the
older ones much, so they can be had fairly inexpensively.
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