Magnetic Tape Cartridges
Development of the tape cartridge is traced to the present state of the art, e.g., continuous loop, floating hub, thin tape and special head configurations. Cartridges for testing and training, 1/2" wide tape for digital and analog storage, etc., are also described. Tape life, backing lubricants, loading methods, maximum feasible lengths, and flutter/wow are discussed along with the future of the cartridge concept in home and industry.
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