At 02:43 PM 2007-02-17, Farris Wahbeh wrote:
>Any suggestions on how to archival-ly house DAT tapes would be most helpful.
>Are the plastic cases that they come with archival-ly sound? What
>are some boxes that can be used
>to house the tapes? Has anyone come across a box that fits both DAT
>and CD's together?
>I can't seem to find any in the Gaylord catalog.
That's because they and the machines they play on are not archival.
The only archival way of storing a DAT tape IMHO is to transfer it to
a digital repository or a gold phthalocyanine dye CD-R, with the
former method preferred. DATs are living on borrowed time. THey are
far more fragile than analog open reel and fewer machines were
produced (I think) and few if any machines are being made now...just
like open reel in a much shorter timeframe.
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
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