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Colorado 20G Internal - 0D-02-23-01-5200

Stuart Wingrove
Occasional Visitor

Colorado 20G Internal - 0D-02-23-01-5200

I have a Colorado 20G Internal backup drive.

Part way during through a backup the drive returned the error: A defective or damaged area was detected on the media (ref: 0D-02-23-01-520). Then it didn't matter what tape I put into the drive it just keeps comming back with the same message.

If I attempt to format, erase get identity, retension, in fact do anything, it returns the same error.

I have even put the drive in another system (orginally on Me then on NT 4) and it still does the same thing!

Somebody please help...

3 REPLIES
Dirk Wiedemann
Respected Contributor

Re: Colorado 20G Internal - 0D-02-23-01-5200

Hello,
I don't know the Colorado tape device, but often it helps to put a cleaning tape into the drive and clean up the heads.
regards
Dirk
Stuart Wingrove
Occasional Visitor

Re: Colorado 20G Internal - 0D-02-23-01-5200

Alas the Colorado does not have a head cleaning tape option; the heads are self cleaning.
Leander Gutzwiller
Occasional Advisor

Re: Colorado 20G Internal - 0D-02-23-01-5200

We had the same problem on a Unit running for 1 year w/o any troubles. Then it did not make any write operation on any 20GB Tape. After hours of testing we checked the drive with a 8GB Tape... Eureka: The Colorado told us that the 8GB Tape is not writable but readable. After this the Drive-Test an any Backup-Operation had worked fine.