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Internal AIT drive error

Ralph Francis
Occasional Advisor

Internal AIT drive error


Last week one of our internal AIT drives died and was replaced in our Compaq StorageWorks 2020SSL It was repaced with a Compaq part with a Sony sticker on it, since then both the tapes are appearing offline in Insight Manager both drives our "Compaq AIT 50 LDRV" but have different firmware versions "1.33" & "1.35". Could this be the reason for the drives appearing offline and is so how do I update the firmware on the other drive.

Honored Contributor

Re: Internal AIT drive error

Hi Ralph:

By far the easiest way to update the bios on tape drives is with the HP Libray Tape Tools:
This link is to the Windows Version...

You can use this to update the drive directly attached (SCSI) or on some models, create a Bios Update Tape. These tools have many other features which i am sure you will dig too!

I hope this helps?
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