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DAT tracks are positioned diagonally on the tape. A static head will not
work. I am confused how a tape can be read in other than real time. Why
reinvent the wheel?

Jerry
Media Sciences, Inc.

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> Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 2:19 PM
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] DAT transfer question
> 
> Ya'll "fergive" me if this is a completely idiotic question.
> 
> Is there any way to transfer audio DAT tapes directly onto a hard drive
> without going through the process of playing and recording in real time?
> I'm thinking of the data backup and storage drives here which might use
> stationary heads.  Hey!....Never hurts to ask.
> 
> Martin