Tape goes tails out because it packs better. Heads out makes pre-echo. Simple.
On Mar 10, 2015, at 9:03 PM, Ellis Burman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Kinda reminds me of the reason I've heard was to why people store tape
> tails out - so that the print through is a post echo instead of a
> pre-echo. I never understood that one either. It's the same distance from
> oxide layer to oxide layer, so why would it matter? Why would the magnetic
> field have a "preference" in any direction?