Storage Boards Cleanup
To make it easier to find information about HPE Storage products and solutions, we are doing spring cleaning. This includes consolidation of some older boards, and a simpler structure that more accurately reflects how people use HPE Storage.
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The drive assessment test once more

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The drive assessment test once more


i would ask you for help. I am confused when I interpret tests of my hp 1760 lto 4 scsi drive.
On one side the test says drive is ok on the other test does not recommend using the drie anymore.
What should i believe? The drive assessment test fails always.
Take a look on the logs please.






Moved from Tape Backup (Small and Medium Business) to Tape Libraries and Drives

Mark Matthews
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Re: The drive assessment test once more

If you get the "Drive no longer recommended for use" message then that is just what it says!
Something has gone wrong with either the internal electronics or more likely the read / write heads causing the Tapetools tests to fail.


Phone HP Support and give them the drive serial number.

It might still be under warranty, in which case you should get a replacement.




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Re: The drive assessment test once more

Thank you Mark.