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Standard ECMA-286
Data Interchange on 12,7 mm 208-Track Magnetic Tape Cartridges - DLT 6 Format

2nd edition (June 2000)

This Ecma Standard specifies the physical and magnetic characteristics of a 12,7 mm wide, 208-track magnetic tape cartridge, to enable physical interchangeability of such cartridges between drives. It also specifies the quality of the recorded signals, a format - called Digital Linear Tape 6 (DLT 6) - and a recording method, thereby allowing data interchange between drives. Together with a labelling standard, for instance Standard ECMA-13 for Magnetic Tape Labelling, it allows full data interchange by means of such magnetic tape cartridges.

The following file can be freely downloaded:

File name Size (Bytes) Content
ECMA-286.pdf 587 512    Acrobat (r) PDF file

This Ecma publication is also approved as ISO/IEC 16382.

The previous replaced "historical" edition of this Ecma Standard is available here.

 

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