Saturday, 21 April 2018

Ghosts In The Reels

quote [ The problem with 30 to 50 years is that any tape drive that wrote that data probably no longer can read and write data just because it has exceeded its expected lifetime. ]

Just read that digital film archives also rely on magnetic tapes.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@8:05pmGMT]


EvilNinjaX24 said @ 8:18pm GMT on 21st Apr
In '91, I used to work (via a high school program) at Northrup. Part of my duties included running magnetic tape through a cleaning machine (where the data would be scrubbed and the tape could be reused). It baffles my mind that ANYONE is still using magnetic tape at this point. I would have thought it would have been phased out before the turn of the century.
forrman said @ 9:51pm GMT on 21st Apr
Started my IT career in the 70's as a tape jockey..... People don't realize how much tape is still in use, or stored in the salt mines somewhere....

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