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Ultirum 2 Drive Ultirum 3 Cartridge

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atomic
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Ultirum 2 Drive Ultirum 3 Cartridge

Is Ultirum 3 Cartridge supported on a Ulrium 3 drives,I ask this question because when i installed veritas backupexec 10 on my HP server and do the inventory all tape drives was detected as cleaning media, the tape library is ultrium 2 while the cartridge are all Ultrium 3.
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Torsten.
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Re: Ultirum 2 Drive Ultirum 3 Cartridge

I really can't imagine how "forward compatibility" should work ;-)

Simple answer: An ultrium 2 drive *cannot* handle an Ultrium 3 medium.

see

http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11529_div/11529_div.html

(Backward Read Compatible section)

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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