[rescue] VS80 DLT tape drive question

Mr Ian Primus ian_primus at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 14 10:55:16 CST 2007

--- William Enestvedt <William.Enestvedt at jwu.edu>

> Curt asked:
> >
> > What sort of bulk eraser would be required to do
> DLT tape ?
> >
>    I can find out what we're using to zap hard
> drives & DLTs. Let me
> send someone a message.

Hard drives?!?! How would a bulk eraser help with hard
drives? All modern drives (AFAIK) have embedded servo
tracks, and if you bulk erase it, you'll destroy it -
it can't be reformatted. How does this work, or am I
missing something?


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