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Is my LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 SAS External Tape drive finished?

 
Not_Sure
New Member

Is my LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 SAS External Tape drive finished?

I ran the LTO Drive Assessment Test in LTT and Final Test Status is Failed.

Not sure why as Head Life is 96%

Tape Speed results are STOP and I don't understand why.

Here are some screenshots from the tests:

https://imgur.com/a/CX642iO

I am new to LTO-5 and this is a used drive I purchased on ebay.  

 

 

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Jeff_HPE
Visitor

Re: Is my LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 SAS External Tape drive finished?

The drive assemsnet testis the best way to verify if a drive is fit for service for not.   Verify that the firmware is not out of date,  and if it is under warranty/contract,  should not be any roblem getting the drive replaced. 

 

 

 

-Jeff

SanjeevGoyal
HPE Pro

Re: Is my LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 SAS External Tape drive finished?

Hello,

 

I would suggest to update the LTO 5 drive firmware and follow the below links for more clarifications.

 

CUSTOMER NOTICE: HP StorageWorks LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 SAS drive firmware Z39W is released

https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c02645476

 

HPE StoreEver 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader and Drive Firmware

https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/swd/detail?swItemId=MTX_3186f9abc2b7486b9dc8bd1f3b

 

Tape Drive needs to replace after firmware update, if the issue still persist.

 

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