The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability of R-DAT recording media with respect to frequent usage and exposure to extreme environmental conditions during storage. Four brands of R-DAT tapes were subjected to mechanical stress, environmental stress, and a combination of both. Data generated from these tests was analyzed objectively, subjectively evaluated, and subsequently compared. The stability of the media was objectively verified following one year of storage and further mechanical stress exposure.
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