Oersted Ratings of DC300A and DC600 Tape Cartridges

From: r. 'bear' stricklin <red_at_bears.org>
Date: Thu Jan 2 14:40:00 2003

On Wed, 1 Jan 2003, Al Kossow wrote:

> http://www.qic.org/html/standards/9x.x/qic95-101e.pdf
> dc300 dc300xlp 310 Oe
> dc600A 550 Oe
> I have a curve in an early wangtek manual about this, too.

Oof, my mistake for wrongly assuming that recording density was the same
as coercivity. Now that I think about it, I should have known better.

I've done some more research on the specifics of the QIC drive in the 5100
and it looks like at 204 KB per DC300 tape it's not even to the ancient
QIC-11 standard. I wouldn't want to bet more than a nickel on the
suitability of DC600A media for the 5100, after all.

Received on Thu Jan 02 2003 - 14:40:00 GMT

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