[rescue] DLT2000/4000 "loader only"?

Jeffrey Nonken jeff_work at nonken.net
Tue Apr 8 07:10:27 CDT 2003

On Mon, 7 Apr 2003 22:01:40 -0500, Eric Webb <ttlchaos at randomc.com> wrote:

> Can anyone comment on the meaning of the "loader only" and "standalone"
> stickers found on DLT2000 and DLT4000 drives (and their Dec bretheren)?  I
> have access to a DLT4000 "standalone" drive that I'd like to put in this
> TZ-877 (replacing the TZ-87 "Loader only" drive).
> I'm hearing hints that this designation can be ignored, but I'd like to see
> anyone knows any more details or has experience with this.

I don't know... I can't imagine what real difference there would be.

I know that the AIT drives in our library at my previous job had special
faceplates -- an open, flapless design that probably improved mechanical
reliability. Since they were mounted inside a library, there was no need
for the dust flaps. But otherwise they were identical to the stand-alone

Perhaps that's all it is, different faceplates?

333 -- Eric the half-Beast.

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