[TUHS] tape "baking" [was PL/I stuff - was: Book Recommendation

Al Kossow aek at bitsavers.org
Sun Nov 28 03:39:55 AEST 2021

On 11/27/21 8:07 AM, Steve Nickolas wrote:

>> Ampex patent 5,236,790 says 54C for 16 hours.

There are a few other tricks, like forcing air through the tape during baking
that we came up with in the 00s. There are others, like using 32 track 3490 MR
head stacks for recovery.

80's Memorex is some of the worst tape ever made, it was also the cheapest, and way
too many distribution and backup tapes were made using it.

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