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Using SDLT in DLT drive

Remon Varkevisser
Occasional Visitor

Using SDLT in DLT drive

Hi,

Is it possible to use SDLT tapes 110.120 GB in a DLT 40/80 tape drive?

tnx
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Jean-Luc Oudart
Honored Contributor

Re: Using SDLT in DLT drive

I don't think you can read/write a SDLT tape in a DLT40/80 drive.
On the other hand, it is backward read compatible and can READ DLT type IV
http://www.quantum.com/am/products/dlt/sdlt320/default.htm

Regards,
Jean-Luc
fiat lux
David Ruska
Honored Contributor

Re: Using SDLT in DLT drive

No, don't even try to put an SDLT tape in a DLT drive. Worst case, you will get the tape jammed into the drive. They use different tape leader mechanisms (a loop for the DLT, and a leader pin for the SDLT). You may also drop the leader in your DLT drive making it unusable.
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