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Tape goes tails out because it packs better. Heads out makes pre-echo. Simple.

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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?
> 
> Ellis