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HP DLT 40/80 Tape compatibility

Douglas Gernat
Occasional Visitor

HP DLT 40/80 Tape compatibility

I am currently using HP 40/80GB tapes with my DLT8000 40/80GB 32k Drive. With compression, I'm reaching their capacity. I was doing some research, and within Veritas 10.0 device properties, it lists that the SDLT-1 tapes are compatible with the drive, offering a tempting 110/220GB limit. I need to verify this before either ordering tapes or a new drive. Thanks in advance
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Tolik1
Advisor

Re: HP DLT 40/80 Tape compatibility

Hi Douglas,
You can not use SDLT tapes, the tape drives have different leaders.
You can use your tapes with VS80 drive if you wish.


Douglas Gernat
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP DLT 40/80 Tape compatibility

Thanks! Just wanted to double-check! I didn't think they would be forward compatible, but from the info in Veritas, thought I'd check!
Douglas Gernat
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP DLT 40/80 Tape compatibility

The reply from user was correct.