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Cassette tapes also are made as cheaply as possible, and the longer the tape the lower quality it is (as a general rule). I don't consider them data-grade at all. Anything engineered for the purpose of data storage will be vastly higher quality, and will support bit densities far beyond what you can reliably get out of cassettes.

Not all of them are cheap and low quality.

Look at this:

http://www.unylogix.com/data_storage/tapes_jukebox/tech/VXAt...


Thank you for providing such excellent documentation of what I said.
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