Advanced Digital Recording

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Advanced Digital Recording (ADR) is a magnetic tape data storage format developed by OnStream from 1998 to 2003. Since the demise of OnStream, the format has been orphaned. ADR is an 8-track, linear tape format.


Generation ADR 30 ADR 50 ADR 2.60 ADR 2.120
Release Date 1999 1999 2001 2001
Data Capacity 15 GB 25 GB 30 GB 60 GB
Transfer Rate (MB/s) 2 2 4 4
Tape Length (m)

External links

  • Table of ADR formats.
  • The tribology of advanced digital recording (ADR) systems(Subscription required)
  • Future directions in advanced digital recording technology (Subscription required)
  • Image of ADR cartridge

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