Tape Libraries and Drives
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Using old C7978A labelled as good to LTO-1 to LTO-3 in later drives

Using old C7978A labelled as good to LTO-1 to LTO-3 in later drives

I have a number of older C7978A cleaning cartridges which the packaging says can be used for Ultrium 1, 2 and 3 drives.

Can these in fact be used on later tape drives (Ultrium 4, 5, 6, 7)?.. If so what is the highest LTO-n format these can safely be used with and how many cleans are they good for?

Many thanks
Dave

 

2 REPLIES
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Using old C7978A labelled as good to LTO-1 to LTO-3 in later drives

according to some google hits at the hpe.com site C7978A  is for all LTO drives (1-7) and made for 15-50 cleans.


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

__________________________________________________
There are only 10 types of people in the world -
those who understand binary, and those who don't.

__________________________________________________
No support by private messages. Please ask the forum!

If you feel this was helpful please click the KUDOS! thumb below!   
Curtis_Ballard
Valued Contributor

Re: Using old C7978A labelled as good to LTO-1 to LTO-3 in later drives

Torsten is correct - that part number is for the Universal LTO cleaning tapes good for all vendors LTO drives and all generations so far and at least a couple more to come.

There is one really old cleaning tape that was only good for HPE tape drives and early generations of those but they are really rare now having not been made for many years. The part number is remarkably close though - C7979A usually called a "Legacy Cleaning Tape" won't work with recent tape drives.