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How to check and update tape drive firmware

IMraN1
Occasional Advisor

How to check and update tape drive firmware

Hi All,

There are four tape libraries MSL 6000 and LTO ultrium III drives
One of the tape librariy drives writing data slowly to tapes
Wondering if firmware update helps
Have tried drive clean already

Please could someone let me know the steps to check the current version and update.
Do I need to use any HP software to update
What is the location to download the current firmware version

Thank you for the help

Kind Regards,
Imran.
3 REPLIES
Marcus Schack
Trusted Contributor

Re: How to check and update tape drive firmware

Marcus Schack
Trusted Contributor

Re: How to check and update tape drive firmware

And the firmware link is on the same URL.
Ganz
Trusted Contributor

Re: How to check and update tape drive firmware

Hi Imran,

In order to upgrade firmware you could use Library and Tape Tools as mentioned in the previous posts. I understand that one of the library drives is performing slow. I would suggest you check the same tape on a different drive. Also with Library and Tape Tools you may run the DevPerf test ( Device performance) to check the I/O throughput acheived between the host and drive.
A Drive assessment test (under the "tests" function) would help us understand the curent health status of the drive.