International Standard
ISO/IEC 17913:2000
Information technology — 12,7mm 128-track magnetic tape cartridge for information interchange — Parallel serpentine format
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ISO/IEC 17913:2000
Edition 1
International Standard
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ISO/IEC 17913:2000
Published (Edition 1, 2000)
This standard was last reviewed and confirmed in 2020. Therefore this version remains current.

ISO/IEC 17913:2000

ISO/IEC 17913:2000
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This International Standard specifies the physical and magnetic characteristics of a magnetic tape cartridge, using a magnetic

tape 12,7 mm wide, so as to provide physical interchange of such cartridges between drives. It also specifies the quality of the

recorded signals, the recording method and the recorded format known as Parallel Serpentine, thereby allowing data

interchange between drives by means of such cartridges. The format supports variable length Logical Records, high speed

search, and the use of the algorithm for data compression specified in International Standard ISO/IEC 15200.

Information interchange between systems also requires, at a minimum, agreement between the interchange parties upon the

interchange code(s) and the specification of the structure and labelling of the information on the interchanged cartridge.

Together with a standard for volume and file structure, e.g. International Standard ISO 1001, this International Standard

provides for full data interchange between data processing systems.

General information

  •  : Published
     : 2000-06
    : International Standard confirmed [90.93]
  •  : 1
     : 75
  • ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 23
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