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Can use tape cleaning LTO1/2 with Ultrium960 tape drive?

natis
Frequent Contributor

Can use tape cleaning LTO1/2 with Ultrium960 tape drive?

Our site have ESL Tape library which has 24 ultrium960 tape drives. Then, our customer want to use tape cleaning LTO1/2 to clean tape drives of ESL.

My question is
Can LTO1/2 clean ultrium 960 tape drive ?
If it can do, how 's speed for cleaning.

Do you have any document to explain more info.

thanks.
3 REPLIES
Khairy
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Can use tape cleaning LTO1/2 with Ultrium960 tape drive?

hi natis,

afaik, there should be no prob. I never seen a cleaning tape which spesify for certain LTO tape. Its pretty standard and can be use.

But do take note LTO3 tape drive can't write to LTO1 tapes.

Rgds
Marino Meloni_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Can use tape cleaning LTO1/2 with Ultrium960 tape drive?

have a look at the end of this doc, you will see what can change between the LTO generation when using the cleaning cartridge

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=lpg50082&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

Marino
Mike Shilladay
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Can use tape cleaning LTO1/2 with Ultrium960 tape drive?

Hi,

Documentation also suggests that the cleaning tape only be used when the "clean" light is lit.

See Cleaning tape insert, under the heading "Using the Cartridge" (HP LTO Cleaning tape)

Mike.