Looking to read past EOT on DDS/DLT/LTO
aek at bitsavers.org
Fri Jan 27 11:01:17 CST 2017
Also, prior to servo tracks on serpentine drives, there was a full-width
erase head, so if you rewrite from BOT, ALL tracks are erased as it rolls
The trick with killing power on 8mm and DAT works because they use
On 1/26/17 6:29 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 01/26/2017 06:01 PM, Paul Koning wrote:
>> That's a good point. Can it really be true that a tape error that
>> creates a false EOT results in the loss of all remaining data?
>> Surely the designers weren't *that* stupid?
> It happens. You can't skip over it or even space to EOT and then read
> backwards. Some "intelligent" drives were really stupid.
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