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Magnetic tape densities are getting higher and higher in commercial digital tape drives. I know that coercivity and magnetic particle density are also going up. BUT... [assuming no error correction or compression -- to avoid confusion] do today's tape archive for lifetimes? Are they better than or worse than earlier technology? What are the many factors that affect archive-life, and can you give some actual numbers for various technologies? Are the factors linear functions or....? Yours on-line, Gregg Strom
Re: High Density Digital Tape -- Archive Life?
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