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HP StorageWorks Internal DAT320 USB Tape Drive rejecting all media.

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HP StorageWorks Internal DAT320 USB Tape Drive rejecting all media.

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HP StorageWorks DAT320 USB in a Proliant ML-320 G6 is flashing "clean" and "tape", after inserting the cleaning tape, the unit resets, insert the back-up tape and after 2 minutes, the tape ejects and it goes back to flashing "clean" and "tape" -- tried several tapes, unit is rejecting all.  Any tips, or are we looking at replacing the drive ($1,500 buys a lot of beer).

 

 

 

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Re: HP StorageWorks Internal DAT320 USB Tape Drive rejecting all media.

Hi,

 

If you don't have warranty,turn  off the server open the unit and clean the head with cotton cloth with alcohol.

 

 

Regards.

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: HP StorageWorks Internal DAT320 USB Tape Drive rejecting all media.

Most of the time such drive has mechanical problems you cannot solve by cleaning.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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