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HP C1537A cannot store >12GB

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Stephan Paukner
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HP C1537A cannot store >12GB

We have two identical HP C1537A DDS-3 drives, both of them are not able to store an amount over 12GB on a 125m 4mm DDS-3 tape. We tried with different controllers (Adaptec, NCR) on different Linux-machines (SuSE, 2.4.18), but the result is always the same. The compression test by the LTT software passes successfully (ratio is slightly above 2:1)

Does anyone have a solution for this?

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DGH_2
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Re: HP C1537A cannot store >12GB

Hi
the compression depends on the type of files that you are backing up.

what kind of files are you trying to back up?
DGH
Stephan Paukner
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP C1537A cannot store >12GB

Indeed, I found out that most of the files are already present in a compressed format (JPEGs, zipped,...), so that could be the reason.

Thanks!