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clean + attention + media error

George Jimenez
Occasional Advisor

clean + attention + media error

Hi, I'm having a problem with my 2 year old HP 1/8 Autoloader G2 (920 SCSI). It started with the clean drive and attention led being lit on and a media error on any job I tried. I have passed the cleaning tape multiple times and that resets the clean and attention leds, but as soon as I try to access any one of the tapes the error comes back on. Tape tools assesment test says the drive had 4 write errors while writing the 5MB test pack.

The tapes make no difference, it's happening with the old and new. Please help !

 

 

P.S. This thread has beenmoevd from Tape Backup (Small and Medium Business) to Tape Libraries and Drives.- Hp Forum Moderator

2 REPLIES
Marino Meloni_1
Honored Contributor

Re: clean + attention + media error

Be sure to use a non expired cleaning tape when running the cleaning cycle, or you may contaminate the head instead of cleaning it.
then you can run a longer write and read test, as 5 Mb is very small
George Jimenez
Occasional Advisor

Re: clean + attention + media error

Thank you Marino. But how do I know if a cleaning tape is expired ?

If it has an expiration date somewhere I can seem to find it. Where should I look ?