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HP AIT Tapes in Sony AIT drive?

 
CA1080629
Occasional Advisor

HP AIT Tapes in Sony AIT drive?

I just got a Sony AIT 35GB tape drive and was wondering if HP/Compaq brand AIT 35GB tapes would work in the sony drive?

Thanks
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Bob_196
Trusted Contributor

Re: HP AIT Tapes in Sony AIT drive?

IT shuld work - but the best place to check would be Sony to see what their compatibility matrix for media on their drive
check here for more info on your Sony drive
http://www.storagebysony.com/OEM/news/pressmain.asp


Cheers
Bob

CA713937
Honored Contributor

Re: HP AIT Tapes in Sony AIT drive?

Sony is the supplier for HP's AIT drives, so there should be no compatability issues.
The journey IS the reward.
Wayne R.
New Member

Re: HP AIT Tapes in Sony AIT drive?

Bob,

-> the best place to check would be Sony to see what their
-> compatibility matrix for media on their drive
-> check here for more info on your Sony drive

I went to that website, but it looks like it's just the high level sony page. I looked all over, and read a number of the AIT drive documents, but I couldn't find the compatability matrix you mentioned. I spent over an hour doing this.

Can you tell me which document to look at, or give my a direct URL?

THANKS!
Wayne R.
New Member

Re: HP AIT Tapes in Sony AIT drive?


BOB, Are you still there???
Mohammed Ali_2
Valued Contributor

Re: HP AIT Tapes in Sony AIT drive?

Hi Wayne,

It's in the link that Bob posted.

FOR AIT, you may go here:

http://www.storagebysony.com/OEM/categories/categorymain.asp?id=8

Here too:

http://www.storagebysony.com/OEM/advisor/advisor.asp

Any questions you may have, you can post in the AIT forum:

http://www.aittape.com/

Please assign points if we've helped you in any way. Your feedback is important to all of us.

Thanks and good luck

Mohammed
Wayne R.
New Member

Re: HP AIT Tapes in Sony AIT drive?

Thanks Mohammad. These pages look like they are to sell me Sony AIT drives. Where do I find a compatabilty matrix for media?

Bob said:
*> the best place to check would be Sony to see what their compatibility matrix for media on their drive, check here ...

And I checked and couldn't find it.

Can you point me to the compatability matrix? I'd like to know what brands of media I can use in my HP and Sony AIT drives. That is what will help me.
Mohammed Ali_2
Valued Contributor

Re: HP AIT Tapes in Sony AIT drive?

Wayne,

Please post the question on their forum. Some one should get back to you as we're doing here at HP.

Good luck
CA1080629
Occasional Advisor

Re: HP AIT Tapes in Sony AIT drive?

I asked Sony and they told me that any brand AIT tape should work in any brand AIT drive as long as it is a capacity and AIT type supported by the drive.

BTW, where on aittape.com is the forum? I cant find it.

Thanks
Mohammed Ali_2
Valued Contributor

Re: HP AIT Tapes in Sony AIT drive?

Hi Wayne,

Once you go into the forum link I gave you earlier, you email your enquiry to:

info@aittape.com

Good luck and please assign points accordingly if we've been of any help to you in giving you pertinent info about your issue. Such feedback is quite helpful.

Thanks again

Mohammed