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parkerleung
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Tape drive model

Dear all,

What are the tape drive model?

tape 16 7/1/0.6.0 stape CLAIMED DEVICE HP C1537A

tape 10 1/1/0.5.0 stape CLAIMED DEVICE HP C1533A

I cannot find any doc related with C1537A & C1533A.

What is the maximum capacity of tapes that the drives can support? Besides can you show me pages that are related with tape drives? Any matrix?

Thanks
Parker Leung
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Clemens van Everdingen
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Re: Tape drive model

Hi,

Check this link:

http://h20015.www2.hp.com/en/document.jhtml?lc=en&docName=lpg51129

C.
The computer is a great invention, there are as many mistakes as ever, but they are nobody's fault !
Clemens van Everdingen
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape drive model

Hi,

Here is another thread from the forum handling the 1537 tape drive.

http://forums.itrc.hp.com/cm/QuestionAnswer/0,,0x03a1e7613948d5118fef0090279cd0f9,00.html

C.
The computer is a great invention, there are as many mistakes as ever, but they are nobody's fault !
Ravi_8
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape drive model

Hi,
The C1537A is the SCSI Inquiry String of the DAT mechanism. The overall part number is C155xA.
look at this URL:

http://h20015.www2.hp.com/en/document.jhtml;jsessionid=X5UPJW1ZVH0DTQEXGR3UQEQ?reg=nam&cc=us&docName=lpg50128&lc=en
never give up
Eugeny Brychkov
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Re: Tape drive model

C1537A is DDS3 mechanism having native capacity on 125m tape C5708A of 12GB and 24GB with compression ratio 2:1.
C1533A is DDS2 mechanism having native capacity on 120m tape C5707A 4GB and 8GB with compression ratio 2:1.
You can use DDS2 tape in DDS3 drive but not vice versa
Eugeny
parkerleung
Advisor

Re: Tape drive model

Thanks
Clemens van Everdingen
ravi

After reading the thread (esp 2nd from Clemens), I am more confused in identifing the real tape drive model of my machine. More comments are welcome
Parker Leung
parkerleung
Advisor

Re: Tape drive model

Thanks
Eugeny Brychkov

Your statment is very clear but where do you find this piece of info?
Parker Leung
Zeev Schultz
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape drive model

Really,
DDS-2/3/4 has 'DDS-2/3/4' logo on front pannel.
Also can use stm/xstm/mstm from Support Tools ->Run Information Log - it will show some more details about hardware (firmware revision,compression supported etc).
/usr/sbin/stm (xstm,cstm,mstm).
Also this link " http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Product.jsp%3FprodTypeId%3D12169%26prodCatId%3D64247%26locale%3Den_US " has a search field
where you can put product number.

Regards,
So computers don't think yet. At least not chess computers. - Seymour Cray
Eugeny Brychkov
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape drive model

Wow! Here is a mistake in the DDS3 and 12/24 table cell! Here should be 'V' not 'X'!
I will ask to correct it
Eugeny
parkerleung
Advisor

Re: Tape drive model

Thank you all.

I know more about tape drives now.
Parker Leung