[rescue] DLT drives and libraries

Eric Webb ttlchaos at randomc.com
Fri Jun 27 07:24:28 CDT 2003

Well, physically most or all DLT drives are the same.  I think most if not all 
have the spindle to open the "handle" / latch mechanism.  

In my case, the only difference between standalone / library drive is 
firmware.  On my DLT4000 I just grabbed the right firmware from Quantum's 
page and loaded it in.  Presto change-o.

But in your case, are the robotics controlled by the drive (the loader header 
is the same from DLT 2000 to 4000, but different on 7000) or does it have a 
separate SCSI interface?  If the robotics has its own SCSI interface, then 
you can probably get away with any drive (sheer guess).


On Friday 27 June 2003 02:14 am, vance at neurotica.com wrote:
> All library DLT drives are the same.  I've even used standalone drives in
> libraries.  Try ebay, although DLT7000 drives are still quite expensive.
> Peace...  Sridhar
> On Fri, 27 Jun 2003, James Braid wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> >
> > Hoping that you may be able to help me out here. I've got an ATL L500
> > library, however the DLT7000 drive in it is broken (it makes a weird
> > buzzing noise when I power it on, and the library never completes the
> > initialization). As far as I can tell the library transport and
> > everything are fine, just the drive is busted.
> >
> > I've taken the drive out and it appears to be a normal DLT7000 internal
> > drive in a mounting tray, however the handle mechanism has been replaced
> > with an motor + gears arrangement.
> >
> > Does anybody know where I would get a replacement drive or drives (it's
> > got 2 drive slots) for this library? Are all library DLT drives the same?
> >
> > Cheers, James
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