memory in cassette (cartridge) (MIC)
Memory In Cassette (MIC) is a technology used in cartridges for tape drives. This is the case in AIT drives.
Memory in Cassette (MIC) is a memory chip, an EEPROM with a storage capacity of 64 KB, which is located in the cartridge and on which various information about the characteristics of the cartridge, starting from the production, is stored. Characteristic values stored are the memory size, the partitioning of the magnetic tape and the number of errors. The MIC technology significantly accelerates the access to a memory area. The possibility to load data from and to any point allows to use cartridges much more effectively.