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9-track

A magnetic tape that records 8-bit bytes plus parity on nine parallel tracks along the length of the tape. This is the common format for half-inch open reels. See half-inch tape.


Tracks on Magnetic Tape
On 9-track tape, the tracks run parallel along the length of the tape.
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The 9-track tapes will be compatible with both current and proposed ISO and ECMA standards.
The file format is posted on the site along with instructions for uploading the file to the FTP site, transferring it by modem to the PSI host machine, or recording it to 9-track magnetic tape.
Rather than consign the results of this enormous project to a storage medium that may prove as ephemeral as 9-track magnetic tape, it has been committed to acid-free paper, which should ensure its accessibility (and even computer readability) for hundreds of years.
* Printers are Compaq-Pagemark 20 and HP Laserjet 4 3490E Cartridge Reader and 9-track tape reader for accounts receivable information
Open-reel 9-track tapes or 3480-type cassettes are the most common media used in the largest of the legacy systems.
"Using 9-track tape, a database program, a spreadsheet program, a CD-ROM extract program and mapping software kept me glued to my chair," he says.
They are sold on either 9-track or 8-mm tape for $425 (Landsat TM Systematically Corrected) or $600 (Landsat TM Precision Corrected).
commuting flow and similar data for other metropolitan areas is contained in a new Census Bureau computer file, "Census of Population 1990: Number of Workers by County of Residence by County of Work." The entire file (#STFS-5), available on 9-track computer tape or tape cartridge, can be acquired by calling the Census Bureau's Data User.