Thanks for the reply, yes the computer grade cleaning tapes usually work for 40 or 50 cleaning cycles and are autoejected after each cleaning pass. I'll keep in mind the 5-10 second timeframe to avoid damage to the head.
Speaking of which, I also started wondering if DDS1 backup drive heads could be used as spares for DAT audio drives.
Sitting in a room.....thinkin' shit up.
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