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Ultrium Mean Time Between Cleaning

Knut B. Korczak
Occasional Advisor

Ultrium Mean Time Between Cleaning

Gentlemen,

Question regarding Ultrium - what's the mean time between cleaning? Can't seem to find the answer on the HP websites.

Rgds
Knut
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Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Re: Ultrium Mean Time Between Cleaning

Hello,

Even as far ahead as 6 months. The HP drive has a patented internal cleaning mechanism to reduce the frequency of cleaning cartridge use. Only use a cleaning cartidge when the tape drive tells you (cleaning LED is on).

Follow this link for more information:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?locale=en_US&taskId=8416&taskName=regular+maintenance&prodSeriesId=42921&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesName=hp+surestore+ultrium+230+drives&docId=40562

HTH,
Vince
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Knut B. Korczak
Occasional Advisor

Re: Ultrium Mean Time Between Cleaning

Hi Vince,

Thanks a bunch for the fast answer - sorry about only awarding 7 points, but your answer only partly solved my problem - still looking for more detailed information.

Rgds
Knut
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Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Re: Ultrium Mean Time Between Cleaning

What information do you need?
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Knut B. Korczak
Occasional Advisor

Re: Ultrium Mean Time Between Cleaning

I would believe (naive maybe) that HP/IBM/Seagate would have conducted some kind of study to establish a mean time between cleaning figure...
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madoc
Trusted Contributor

Re: Ultrium Mean Time Between Cleaning


Hi,

I have asked about here at HP and I could not find anyone connected with Ultrium, who even knew of this particular metric.


Sorry.

cheers,

John
HP Bristol
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Knut B. Korczak
Occasional Advisor

Re: Ultrium Mean Time Between Cleaning

Guys,

Thanks for helping - it would seem that there's no official figures, I got the same answer from HP here in Denmark.

/KNut
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