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Ultrium LTO1 Drive

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Florian Hatt
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Ultrium LTO1 Drive

Hello there,

I'm having some troubles with a Ultrium1 drive. I just cant write more than 50GB of RAW-Data on a LTO1-Tape. It doesnt seem to be a Software-Problem because I'm having this issue in several applications. Tried ARCserve Backup and NTBackup with the exact same Problem. Even with Hard- or Softwarecompression the Tape will not grab much more data (speaking about very less).
Is there a known issue? Does someone have expirience with something like this?

Thanks
Florian
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Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor
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Re: Ultrium LTO1 Drive

Use Library and Tape tools to perform Read/Write test and LTO Drive assesment test on that drive.
An old drive can lose capacity because some of the head elements are faulty and not all tracks are written.
Florian Hatt
Occasional Visitor

Re: Ultrium LTO1 Drive

Thanks for your quick answer, vcespon.
That sounds logic :D.
I will do that and post the results here.

Regards
Storage expo
Advisor

Re: Ultrium LTO1 Drive

It probably need a new read/Write head fitting. I use these guys

http://www.tape-drive-repair.com/repair.html

Very fast with good warranty