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Hardware compression doesn't work on DDS4 drive

wjb21
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Hardware compression doesn't work on DDS4 drive

I seem to have the same problem as others have experienced:

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=517689&admit=-682735245+1148829622380+28353475

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Q_21478612.html

But have not been able to find an answer to it. I have an internal DAT drive type C5685C, with the dip switches set to the normal position. After rebooting (windows server 2003), drive properties in device manager says that hardware compression enabled is 'true'.

Running windows backup with 'use compression if available' doesn't use hardware compression and when looking at the properties afterwards, enable hardware compression is set to false and it is unselectable.

Any suggestions much appreciated.

 

 

P.S. This thread has been moevd from General to Tape Libraries and Drives. - Hp Forum moderator