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HP Ultrium StorageWorks 1760 SCSI tapes constantly soft loading/ejecting

tgilbert5555
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HP Ultrium StorageWorks 1760 SCSI tapes constantly soft loading/ejecting

Been using an HP Ultrium StorageWorks 1760 internal SCSI drive for a few years now, it gets a fair amount of use but nothing excessive.

 

Recently it had some problems reading tapes manufactured by Dell, a small hiccup I thought, tried another HP tape in the drive and it worked fine.

 

Since then the drive has got worse and worse. Pretty much any tape I put in it will constantly cause the drive to soft load/eject the tape over and over when trying to perform a write operation. It will do this for a long time, until eventually stopping and flashing clean/tape lights.

 

Used a cleaning tape several times to no avail.

 

Attached is the LTT log.

 

Hope the drive isn't completely useless.

 

 

P.S. This thread has been moved from Tape Backup (Small and Medium Business) to Tape Libraries and Drives - HP fourm Moderator

3 REPLIES
1111J
Advisor

Re: HP Ultrium StorageWorks 1760 SCSI tapes constantly soft loading/ejecting

Where is the attachment?

tgilbert5555
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP Ultrium StorageWorks 1760 SCSI tapes constantly soft loading/ejecting

Here, sorry it didnt attach last time I guess

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: HP Ultrium StorageWorks 1760 SCSI tapes constantly soft loading/ejecting

There are read and write errors reported. The suggestion is to use a cleaning and a new data tape, but IMHO the drive itself is worn out and going bad. I assume you need a new drive.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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