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Tape life What is the expected life in hours and data (GBytes) of these tapes? Thanks Robert

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It depends on which tapes are used.. it should be on the packing of the tapes themselves, it should tell you how many write cycles they are good for... just like video tapes and audio cassetes these tapes wear out in the same way.

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