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V53 Firmware for SDLT600 Tape drive

MICHAE1
Occasional Advisor

V53 Firmware for SDLT600 Tape drive

Hi All,

does anyone know where i can download the latest firmware for the HP Storage works SDLT600 Tape drive, the one on the HP website is V41, i want the V53 version. Tried the quantum site too, without any luck.

Many Thanks
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Efrain Valencia
Valued Contributor

Re: V53 Firmware for SDLT600 Tape drive

Hello Micheal

V41 is the latest and greatest for the SDLT600.

There is a *very* old V52 for older DLT drives but that would be the "closest number" available.

You are already at the latest.

Hope this helped
cnb
Honored Contributor

Re: V53 Firmware for SDLT600 Tape drive

Hi,

It is recommended that you use HP's Library and Tape Tools for HP Firmware updates.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?pnameOID=406731&locale=en_US&taskId=135&prodSeriesId=406729&prodTypeId=12169

However, the Quantum site has V53 and for 3 different OS platforms:

http://www.quantum.com/ServiceandSupport/SoftwareandDocumentationDownloads/SDLT600/Index.aspx

Click on the Diagnostics Tab and you'll see the DFU images there.

Rgds,

MICHAE1
Occasional Advisor

Re: V53 Firmware for SDLT600 Tape drive

Hi Many thanks for your replies. I tried Quantum, but they said not to use their version unless the drive is bagded as Quantum. The underlying reason i wanted to upgrade the firmware is that the drive is ejecting the tape when it gets to around 300 GB, the tape should hold a lot more with compression (SDLT2). I am using Backup Exec and it is set to use hardware compression, if available, if not software compression (i have checked the tick boxes to use hardware compression). I am using the BUE drivers, as recommended by Symantec, so i am guessing it is an issue with either the Firmware, Drivers or the drive could perhaps be faulty, which i don't think is the case as it backs up fine up until 300GB.
I have set it up to use just software compression tonight, so i will just have to wait and see.
Any idea's?
Many Thanks for you help Guys.
cnb
Honored Contributor

Re: V53 Firmware for SDLT600 Tape drive