[rescue] DLT2000/4000 "loader only"?

nick at snowman.net nick at snowman.net
Tue Apr 8 07:29:56 CDT 2003

Loader AIT units also have "ramps" to guide the tape in...

On Tue, 8 Apr 2003, Jeffrey Nonken wrote:

> 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
> if
> > 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
> models.
> Perhaps that's all it is, different faceplates?
> ---
> 333 -- Eric the half-Beast.
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