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Re: write alignment matters?

On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 12:09:58AM -0700, Erik Fair wrote:
> Of course, if you want to talk about really slow I/O with massive latency,
> let's talk about random access to DECtapes ...

Apparantly it was useful to put a bad block at the end of every tape track so
that otherwise sequential data wouldn't cross track boundaries.

IIRC I have seen DECtape in action - on a pdp8.


David Laight:

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