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Tape size for Compaq DLT VS 40/80

Brad Overturf
Occasional Visitor

Tape size for Compaq DLT VS 40/80

this may be a stupid question, but I can't find a definate answer. Can I use larger tapes in this drive. If so what what be a good tape?
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Marino Meloni_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape size for Compaq DLT VS 40/80

VS80 only support DLTIV tapes, no other so 40 GByte is the maximum native capacity

marino
Archunan Muthiah
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape size for Compaq DLT VS 40/80

Brad,

There is no DLT upgrade info from HP side, but Quantum, says DLT's upgrade that will nearly triple the tape's current storage capacity from 40GB to 110GB.

this thread discuss about StorageWorks DLT 40/80 GB Compatibility....
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=979132


Archunan

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Marino Meloni_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape size for Compaq DLT VS 40/80

If I well understand the request, the question is if we can put a larger tape in this drive, not if we can read that tape with a higher capacity drive

please review these two links for compatibility

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=lpg50139

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=lpg50259&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN
Brad Overturf
Occasional Visitor

Re: Tape size for Compaq DLT VS 40/80

I think that covers it... i wanted to be able to use a bigger media in our current drive, but that doesnt appear to be possible, so we will have to upgrade our drive. Thanks for the help.