[rescue] VS80 DLT tape drive question
mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Fri Dec 14 10:50:13 CST 2007
On Fri, 14 Dec 2007, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> The RS eraser.... NO GO ! I gave it 30 seconds on the top,
> 30 seconds on the bottom, I can still READ ! the tape....
I don't know if this will help with your situation, but I found a trick
that enabled me to use tapes that had been written on a DLT8000, on a
DLT7000 drive. I have a Dell Powervault 120T-DLT7000, and got in a batch
of tapes from a DLT8000. A VHS bulk tape eraser was ineffective. I
discovered though, that I could use the Mode control on the front panel to
force the tape to be written. If you think this might help, I'll verify
the procedure when I get home.
Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Old Technology http://sturgeon.css.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/
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