[rescue] DLT Question

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Sat Dec 21 15:21:03 CST 2002

I have a Quantum DLT4000 drive that I picked up a while back.  So far
I've been using DLT III (10/20GB) tape cartridges in it, primarily due
to my not being able to afford the DLT IV cartridges.

I see a lot more DLT III XT cartridges on eBay than I do DLT III
cartridges, though.  However, the drive doesn't have any indicators on
the front that show it supports 15/30 operation.  But, since it has a
20GB LED, I'm guessing it -does- support 20/40 operation.

Can I use the DLT III XT cartridges in the drive and get at least reliable
10/20 operation?  Does anyone know of a source of relatively cheap DLT III
cartridges (used is okay) besides eBay?  I'm to the point that I have
more data than the tapes will hold, and I really don't want to go back
to DDS2.

Jonathan Patschke
  "Albert Einstein nailed space-time, but the wild thing had him stumped.
   Al, baby, two and two make five-and-a-quarter; that's why people fall
   in love." -- Thomas Dolby, "That's Why People Fall in Love"

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