DEC CompacTape cartridge

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Date Introduced
1984
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 1 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in x 4 3/8 in
Manufacturer
Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
Credit Line
Gift of Allen Kossow
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
US
Keywords
magnetic; mechanical
Object ID
102716292
Memory Type
Magnetic tape

Later standardized as Digital Linear Tape, this replaced the aging 1960s-era DECtape. DLT evolved dramatically, from 92 MB in 1984 to 800 GB with the 2006 "SuperDLT" format.