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Write DLT IV Tapes ?

Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Write DLT IV Tapes ?

Hi Folks,
i use a Compaq Enterprise Library with 4 SDLT Drives included. Is it possible, to write Data to a DLT IV Tape Catrige, or is there only a Read compatibility ?

Thanks
xxMehlman
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Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Write DLT IV Tapes ?

DLT IV tapes are read only on SDLT Drives

Egdser
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Write DLT IV Tapes ?

Hi, You can only READ type IV on a SDLT drive. There is a new type of read/write head in the SDLT drive, but by the side of it is the old type head as found in the 35/70 40/80 gb DLT drives. Its purely there so that you can restore data from old tapes. Hope that helps. Steve