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Tape media for 40/80

Ayman Altounji
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Tape media for 40/80

I like to know if I can use my old 20/40 DLT TapeIV in a 40/80 Tape drive and get 40/80 compression ?? Because the new DLTtape IV said it is compatible wit DLT 4000, 7000, 8000. Anyone using the 40/80 tape drive yet ?? let me know, because I like to avoid buying all new media if possible.Thanks

David
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Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Tape media for 40/80

No - of course not... The tape format can't handle that (media quality is too low).
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Tape media for 40/80

What is the media type for a 40/80 tape drive then ? Tape V???
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Tape media for 40/80

The DLTtape IV media is designed to work with 20/40 tape drive, as well as the 40/80. It's possible that some of your used tapes may exhibit less than satisfactory results should you use them in a 40/80. Depending on the critical nature of your production, such results can help you when considering the purchase new media.