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DSS comatibility

Bruno Brecht
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DSS comatibility

is it possible to use dds4 tape whit an dds3 streamer?
We want to buy some dds4 tapes for later using because we want to buy a new dds4 or dds5 streamer but at time we only get an dds3 streamer so we need to use the new tapes whit our old streamer.
I hope you can help me. Farewell
Eugeny Brychkov
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Sunil Sharma_1
Honored Contributor

Re: DSS comatibility


NO. DDS4 tapes will not work with DDS3 streamer.

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Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Re: DSS comatibility


You cannot do this. DDS4 tapes are not compatible to DDS3 drives.

However, when you have your new DDS4 drive, that one will be backward-compatible to your old DDS3 tapes.

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