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HP Storageworks SDLT 320 - irreparable damaged?

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HP Storageworks SDLT 320 - irreparable damaged?



For private use I've got an HP Storageworks SDLT 320 Tape Drive Series - EOD012.


It normaly works fine, but since a month I'm not able to write any data the the drive or read some tapes. Normaly a few seconds after loading the tape was ejected.


After using HP StorageWorks Library and Tape Tools I receive the following Error message


SDLT ErrorMessage


Backup Software:

Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 - tried also Novabackup V12
Windows Server 2008 - all SP and Updates

Dawicontrol DC-2976 UW SCSI Controller SCSI ID 7

A DAT Drive on the same SCSI Controller works fine (ID 4).


Is there anything that I can do to get the drive working again or do I had to look for a new drive?