Definitions for "Digital Audio Tape"
Keywords:  dat, cassette, sony, tape, knack
A magnetic tape storage device used in the backup of large amounts of data which conforms to the DDS standard. The cartridges can store from 2 to 20 GB of native or uncompressed data with an archiving rate of 2 Mbps. See Digital Data Storage (DDS), Linear Tape Open (LTO), Digital Linear Tape (DLT), Advanced Intelligent Tape (AIT), Digital Versatile Disk (DVD), Jukebox and Magneto Optical Disk (MOD).
This type of magnetic tape, introduced by Sony, at one point threatened to supplant the normal audio cassette with a better quality alternative. Unfortunately,...
Format for the storage of digital data. Most commonly available using a rotary-head mechanism (R-DAT) similar in principle to that of a video recorder.
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