Tape cleaner on eBay
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Tue Oct 6 21:58:54 CDT 2015
On 10/06/2015 07:43 PM, Ali wrote:
> Thanks for the explanation. So then you would use this on tape w/o
> data or w/ data that does not need to be retained? I ask because
> scraping off loose carbide sounds like it may cause problems with
> data integrity.
There's not much that's typically scraped off. What you get is a
dirt-free smooth surface. Most data centers ran used tapes through a
cleaning machine before returning the tapes to the scratch pool.
But I've not found that a tape cleaner affects existing data in any way.
A step up is a recertifier that writes and reads back a pattern and
notes the bad spots. Usually done after a cleaning pass.
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