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Offline BradleyJY15

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Re: Portable DAT modded to 24-bit?
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2020, 05:33:11 PM »
I transferred all my old DATs (that I care about) to hard drives maybe 3-5 years ago.  Tapes only dated back to 2000, so 15-18 years old.  I don't run any checks on them for errors, but i don't hear anything to tell me otherwise.  I always used Sony DDS tapes.  Not "Actual" DAT tapes.  Did any of you do that too?  I had read/heard back in the early 2000s that DDS tapes were made in a sterile environment, and DAT tapes were not.  And the DDS tapes were cheaper.
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Re: Portable DAT modded to 24-bit?
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2020, 05:56:20 PM »
I don’t think the manufacturing method of audio grade was any different than DDS. DDS were certainly cheaper and there’s a possibility they could’ve used higher grade tape but i’ve never seen any evidence of this.
most people used them because 90meter/3hoyr audio dats weren’t available
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