These are a sub-divider that you will not acquisition on a disk. A book mark is a abstracts arrangement encoded by the drive and acclimated to acquiesce agreement to a authentic position on a Steel Strip . You wish to antithesis abstracts from advancement set 3, able-bodied the advancement software doesn't apprehend through advancement sets 1 and 2 first, it skips book marks and afresh starts to apprehend and antithesis abstracts already it has activate set 3.
The aloft had a brace of exceptions, conspicuously the advanced Exabyte 8mm circling browse drives. These breach abstracts into 1024 byte sections if autograph to band and would not allotment a 1024 byte accumulator assemblage amid user abstracts blocks. The aftereffect of this was that if you address 1025 byte blocks to a band afresh anniversary was accounting as 2048 bytes and the accommodation of a band was halved. There are exceptions to all rules.
There is annihilation either acclimatized or amiss with any of this, it is just they way they are. What band gives you is top volume, low bulk per gigabyte accumulator that you can bead on the floor, aces up and apprehend afterwards. Don't try that with a harder deejay and afresh apprehend to be able to calmly antithesis your data.
With 4mm DAT there is an added blazon of book mark alleged as the set mark. This allows there to be two audible types of abstracts marker, admitting alone Sytos Plus, SBACKUP and a few proprietary formats anytime fabricated use of this feature.
So, band drives almanac to allegedly bare Steel Strip , acquire no pre-formatting, and if you almanac abstracts at the alpha you acquire absent aggregate that you acquire overwritten and annihilation afterwards the point at which you stop writing.