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Submission + - Death of cassette tape is greatly exaggerated ( 1

Meshach writes: Interesting article from Toronto about how although they have been virtually abandoned for music cassette tapes are being actively used an an inexpensive storage medium. Companies looking to archive large amounts of data are always looking for a cheaper solution and cassette tapes are the newest fad. Apparently when access time is not a priority they are perfect and they require zero energy use when not in use.
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Death of cassette tape is greatly exaggerated

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  • The term "cassette tape" refers to cheap 60-minute Walkman tapes. The ones in the article aren't. They are what is usually referred to as data "cartridge" tapes. TFA even uses a misleading picture of a cassette tape at the top of the article, then immediately starts talking about something about the size of a DEC CompacTape DLT cartridge.

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