[rescue] DLT2000/4000 "loader only"?

Eric Dittman dittman at dittman.net
Tue Apr 8 13:08:23 CDT 2003

> >   I have a couple of "loader only" DLT drives here, and their doors are 
> > intact.
> >   The plot thickens.
> >       -Dave
> We've got DLT-7K drives in two libraries (one Breece Hill Q7, and one huge
> StorageTek library) that have mechanisms so that what is normally done by
> the "flap" by hand, that lever is turned via a rod going into the side of
> the drive (on the right-hand side).  So, a motor/mechanism does the "locking"
> and "unlocking" of the tape, rather than a hand hitting a flap on the 
> front of the drive.

The DLTx700/TZ8x7 loaders operate the same way.  All the DLTx000/TZ8x
drives I've seen have the connector on the handle rod.
Eric Dittman
dittman at dittman.net

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