Data Interchange on 12,7 mm 208-Track
Magnetic Tape Cartridges - DLT 6 Format
2nd edition (June 2000)
This Ecma Standard specifies the physical and magnetic characteristics
of a 12,7 mm wide, 208-track magnetic tape cartridge, to enable
physical interchangeability of such cartridges between drives.
It also specifies the quality of the recorded signals, a format
- called Digital Linear Tape 6 (DLT 6) - and a recording method,
thereby allowing data interchange between drives. Together with
a labelling standard, for instance Standard ECMA-13
for Magnetic Tape Labelling, it allows full data interchange by
means of such magnetic tape cartridges.
The following file can be freely downloaded:
||Acrobat (r) PDF file
This Ecma publication is also approved as ISO/IEC 16382.
The previous replaced "historical" edition of this Ecma Standard is available here.