SSC density code's

David Peterson dap at
Mon Feb 28 17:08:32 PST 2000

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Proposing to include new density codes for drives like LTO, SDLT, etc.

Paul_A_Suhler at wrote:
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> Dave,
> Are you proposing to include new density codes for drives like LTO, SDLT, etc.
> or just to use it to document those already in the appendix?
> Thanks,
> Paul
> David Peterson <dap at> on 02/28/2000 15:02:08
> To:   T10 Reflector <t10 at>
> cc:    (bcc: Paul A Suhler)
> Subject:  SSC density code's
> Howdy All,
> A proposal and request:
> Currently the SSC document contains an appendix that attempts to list
> all the tape drive density codes. It has come to my attention there is
> no uniform way to allocate a new density code, other than using the next
> available value. In other words there is no "master list".
> I would like to remove this appendix in the next revision of SSC (i.e.
> SSC-2) and maintain the table in a similar manner as ASC/ASCQ's,
> OpCodes, etc... Thus treat the table as the "master list" and maintain
> it under T10.
> Also, it would really help if all tape drives vendors would review the
> table and let me know if there are any inconsistencies/issues/errors.
> Comments?
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