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8 mm wide magnetic tape cartridge for information interchange - Helical scan recording - HH-1 format

2nd edition, June 1998

This Ecma Standard specifies the physical and magnetic characteristics of an 8 mm wide magnetic tape cartridge so as to provide physical interchange of such cartridges between drives. It also specifies the quality of the recorded signals, the recording method and the recorded format – called HH-1 format – thereby allowing for full data interchange between drives by means of such magnetic tape cartridges.

Information interchange between systems also requires, as a minimum, agreement between the interchange parties upon the interchange code(s) and the specifications of the structure and labelling of the information on the interchanged cartridge.

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CategoryData interchange – magnetic tapes and cartridges

SubcategoryMagnetic tapes and cartridges

Technical CommitteeTC17 (this TC is no longer active)

ISO/IEC number15718


  • ECMA-247, 1st editionNo file available