Tech question: Restoration of flood-damaged magentic media

Date: Tue Apr 04 2000 - 13:22:02 MDT

I am urgently in need of some advice from someone who has experience in
recovering damaged magentic digital data storage media. In particular, I
need to know about the practical capabilities of reading data from 9-track
and 8 mm tape that has been submerged for as much as 24 hours in dirty water.
 While I appreciate the informed opinions of the many tech-savvy folks on the
list to the effect of "it should be no problem", I REALLy need to talk to
someone who actually does this kind of work or who can get me in touch with
someone who has done it. Any practical leads would be greatly appreciated.

       Greg Burch <>----<>
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        "We never stop investigating. We are never satisfied that we know
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       question. This has become the greatest survival trick of our species."
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