[rescue] Exabyte drive/tape question

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 07:58:01 CST 2008

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
>>> Anyone ever use the XL tapes (7G capacity) in 8500/8500C
>>> tape drives ?
>>     I've had no success with the 160m XL tapes in 8500/8500C
>> drives.  It's not a wear problem; they just don't work.
> As I understood it, Exabyte half height drives that don't support the XL
> tapes will eject the tape.  But I could have sworn I read that they worked
> in the full height 8500/8500c drives, but Exabyte says it will lead to
> premature wear/mech/tape failure....  but I could have sworn reading
> about it being done.

I can verify that these drives do indeed simply eject 160m tapes.  I 
have a pile of both at work.

Peace...  Sridhar

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