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Storage Ultrium 960 and Maxell tapes Ultrium LTO 4

remarkit
Occasional Contributor

Storage Ultrium 960 and Maxell tapes Ultrium LTO 4

Hi!

I have a tape drive model HP StorageWorks Ultrium 960.
I recently purchased Maxell Tapes 800GB/1.6TB Ultrium 4.
They are in error status on the drive, and i cant format them. Can somebody explain me why?


I guess i have to buy new ones no, can someone advise tapes for my drive size 800GB/1.6TB.

Thank you.
3 REPLIES
Luk Vandenbussche
Honored Contributor

Re: Storage Ultrium 960 and Maxell tapes Ultrium LTO 4

Ultrium 960 == LTO3

So you purchased tape for an lto4 and not for an lto3
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Storage Ultrium 960 and Maxell tapes Ultrium LTO 4

Your drive is a LTO-3 and cannot use LTO-4 tapes.

So your drive is "only" 400/800GB.

http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/ultrium960/specs.html

You can use

http://www.hptapecompat.com/

to find compatible media.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Marino Meloni_1
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Re: Storage Ultrium 960 and Maxell tapes Ultrium LTO 4

did I well understood? you are trying to read LTO4 cartridges in a LTO3 drive?
this is not possible, LTO3 can only read LTO3 cartridge and two generations less but nothing higher