dpi at dustyoldcomputers.com
Thu Nov 12 09:39:13 CST 2015
I've got over 200 DEC tapes written before 1973 and there are just a couple
where there is any issue. Those with issues have severe wear of the tape
surface. They were system tapes that were in constant service. Usually
you get a couple of cycles of shoe shine and it manages to read anyway. It
is entirely possible that a rewrite of those sectors would clear the issue
They are pretty reliable.
On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 6:24 AM, Tom Moss <tomjmoss at googlemail.com> wrote:
> I've had very mixed (about 50/50) success with 9-track, but after reading a
> bit about DECtape it looks like they should still be holding up nicely.
> Anyone care to share their experiences?
PDP-8 SN 1175
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