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    STP1148

    Accelerated Environmental Testing of Magnetic Recording Disks

    Published: 01 January 1992


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    Abstract

    An accelerated test of the stability of images recorded on still video floppy disks was conducted by incubating disks at elevated temperatures. Small changes in the playback output were detected at 7 MHz, enabling prediction of storage life at ambient temperature by extrapolation. The test method revealed changes equivalent to a few nanometres in film thickness.

    Keywords:

    magnetic recording, image stability, Arrhenius testing, video recording, MP media, still video floppy, accelerated life testing


    Author Information:

    Setchell, J
    Color systems engineer, Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY


    Committee/Subcommittee: G01.06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP15054S