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compatibility DLT VS1 Tape vs DLT VS4 Tape for DLT VS160

SOUBEILLE
Occasional Advisor

compatibility DLT VS1 Tape vs DLT VS4 Tape for DLT VS160

I have an HP DLT VS160 Tape DRIVE. I use normally DLTtape VS1 data cartridge (160GB, ref:C8007A) . I would use DLT VS4 instead the VS1 but I cannot found on the Web if DLT TAPES VS4 are compatible with DLT VS160 Tape Drive.
Thank you for your help
Pierre S.
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Efrain Valencia
Valued Contributor

Re: compatibility DLT VS1 Tape vs DLT VS4 Tape for DLT VS160

Hello Pierre:

You can find the Media Compatibility Matrix for DLT VS160 here:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=c00292614

The media you are using is the only one supported on read/write mode, and the DLT IV (C5141F) is supported on read-only mode.

Hope this can help you.

Efrain
SOUBEILLE
Occasional Advisor

Re: compatibility DLT VS1 Tape vs DLT VS4 Tape for DLT VS160

Hello Efrain,

Thank you very much for your reply; but in the support matrix you give, the list of media is: VS160, SDLT II, SDLT I and DLT IV. The media type "VS4" is not mentionned, because it is more recent perhaps. And the list give only the list of compatible media at the date of availability of DLT VS160 Tape DRIVE ?
Thank you;
Cordialement.
Pierre S.
Efrain Valencia
Valued Contributor

Re: compatibility DLT VS1 Tape vs DLT VS4 Tape for DLT VS160

Hi

I found some information, regarding VS4 drives, they are backwards compatible with DLT VS160.

Forward compatibility is usually not provided, and the official documentation hasn't be updated.

I would recommend to keep using the same media. HP Tech Support will require to use compatible media (shown in the matrix).

Regards,
Efrain
Khanna_2
Occasional Advisor

Re: compatibility DLT VS1 Tape vs DLT VS4 Tape for DLT VS160

Hi,

DLT VS160 is having read/write compatibility with VS1 Media and read compatibility with DLT-IV media.

For more info about media compatibility goto
http://www.quantum.com/Products/Media/Index.aspx

Here you can find the media compatibility Tool on the related links.hope this will help you.

Khanna
SOUBEILLE
Occasional Advisor

Re: compatibility DLT VS1 Tape vs DLT VS4 Tape for DLT VS160

Hello,

From your replies, the media DLT VS4 IS NOT USEFUL in a DLT VS160 Tape DRIVE.
Thank you Efrain and Khanna for your replies.
Cordialement.
P. S.
SOUBEILLE
Occasional Advisor

Re: compatibility DLT VS1 Tape vs DLT VS4 Tape for DLT VS160

See below;
Thank you.
Pierre S.