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How to erase Data DAT tape to reuse as Audio DAT tape?

LARRY NORRED
Occasional Visitor

How to erase Data DAT tape to reuse as Audio DAT tape?

I have a ton of DAT tape that I no longer use for daily backups, but I could use for audio DAT tape recording in my studio. I have run them through the audio tape machine to reformat and erase them, but I sure could use a real techo-guy solution to reclaim these expensive little jewels. They take real-time 90 minutes to erase the way I'm currently doing it.

 

 

P.S. This thread has been moved from General to Tape Libraries and Drives. - HP Forum Moderator

3 REPLIES
Jaime Bolanos Rojas.
Honored Contributor

Re: How to erase Data DAT tape to reuse as Audio DAT tape?

Hi Larry,

This one might help!

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1072382

Regards,

Jaime.
Work hard when the need comes out.
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: How to erase Data DAT tape to reuse as Audio DAT tape?

DAT tapes used for backup? There is only one of more than 6 version of DDS (the proper name for the digital storage media) that will work in audio systems. That is the 60 meter DDS-1 tape. The DAT tape stores 90 minutes of audio so formatting (which allows high speed searches) requires the same time (90 mins) to format. There is no relationship between DDS and DAT formats.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Audio_Tape

Note the comments concerning the future of DAT tapes.


Bill Hassell, sysadmin
sarfaraj ahmad
Trusted Contributor

Re: How to erase Data DAT tape to reuse as Audio DAT tape?

if you are taking backup through SAM then it will erase old data and write current one.
you can check it your backup by getlist in SAM backup window.