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Heiner E. Lennackers
Respected Contributor

Cleaning Tapes

Hi,

can i use Type III Cleaning Tapes to clean a DLT7000 drive? Or MUST it be a Type IV Cleaning Tape?

Heiner
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Eugeny Brychkov
Honored Contributor
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Re: Cleaning Tapes

Hello Heiner,
I found "HP DLT Cleaning Cartridge" with p/n C5142A is recommended for cleaning DLT7000 drives. They should be used to clean drive 20 times.
Do you really have DLT Type III cleaning tape? I thought that only data tapes are of III or IV types.... What's exactly do you have printed on the tape? Is it HP tape?
Eugeny
Xavier Gutierrez_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Cleaning Tapes

Hi, Heiner.

I would swear there is only one type of DLT cleaning cartridge...

The difference is only in Data Cartridges.

Best regards.
Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Re: Cleaning Tapes

Hello,

There are no type III or type IV cleaning cartridges. Normal DLT8000 cleaning cartridge is compatible with DLT8000, 7000 and 4000, I guess even lower than that but I'm not certain. Reason being that the tape abrasivity of all DLT family is essentially the same.

HTH,
Vince
Tape Drives RULE!!!
Heiner E. Lennackers
Respected Contributor

Re: Cleaning Tapes

Hi have definitely a cleantape with TYPE III, you are right, the others (which i thought it was type IV) have no type on it.

sorry.
if this makes any sense to you, you have a BIG problem