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Thread #35698   Message #499578
Posted By: pavane
06-Jul-01 - 04:06 AM
Thread Name: The 'Celtic Music/Dave Bulmer' saga
Subject: RE: The 'Celtic Music/Dave Bulmer' saga
We had problems at one site in the 1970's with computer tapes and 'stiction', in that some brands of tape were incompatible with some tape deck heads. The decks were going backwards and forwards frantically trying to reread blocks of data. (I think the brand name had 'Minnesota' in it somewhere!) Not that the tapes were bad, just not compatible with the particular drives. And they had bought thousands of the things! I don't know if this problem occurs with audio tape.