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USB DAT160 recognized but not visible as drive in System

Leszek Siwiec
Occasional Visitor

USB DAT160 recognized but not visible as drive in System

I installed HP DataStorage DAT160 USB to Vista 64bit, i already installed all drivers and HP Storage Library and Tape Tools. I can access it by tools, and see that drivers installed correctly, but i don't have any letter drive assigned to this device. So how it's possible to storage any data in tape?
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Efrain Valencia
Valued Contributor

Re: USB DAT160 recognized but not visible as drive in System

Hello Leszek

The tape devices usually never get a Drive letter assigned to the system as they are sequential access devices.

I am pretty sure the drive came with a free HP Data Protector Express Single Server Edition CD. Which is one of many backup applications.

Please refer to this site for a list of other options
http://www.hp.com/products1/storage/compatibility/tapebackup/software/Detail/17-0042-0045.html

In a nutshell, you need a special application that will store and retrieve your data.

Regards,