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Christian Peter
Frequent Advisor

something wrong?

hi, can someone tell me something about the support ticket?
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David Ruska
Honored Contributor

Re: something wrong?

The drive error log shows that it had repeated calibration errors, all within the one power-on hour (that filled the log).

When the drive cannot calibrate the tape, it cannot read the media ID, so I can't tell if this all happened on the same tape.

Is this a DLT IV tape that was written in a non-DLT1/VS80 drive? If so, it cannot be used without degaussing.

Have you tried multiple tapes? Have you cleaned the drive?

I would recommend running the LTT drive assessment test.
The journey IS the reward.
Christian Peter
Frequent Advisor

Re: something wrong?

the tape was cleaned before.
it was the same new tape, formated with this dlt1 drive.

can you tell me how to degaus a tape?
i have problems to degaus old dlt4000 tapes :(
Christian Peter
Frequent Advisor

Re: something wrong?

the assesment test completed first with error. but the next assesment test completed without errors :/
David Ruska
Honored Contributor

Re: something wrong?

Was the assessment test run on a new (or different) tape? You may have had some debris on the head that cleared itself up.

Regarding degaussing tapes, look at this web page:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=lpg50141&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

The journey IS the reward.
Christian Peter
Frequent Advisor

Re: something wrong?

the tape was the same cause i have a lot of dlt4000 tapes, but only this one with bts-1 format... in cause of this i asked about degausing (my old tapes) ;)
David Ruska
Honored Contributor

Re: something wrong?

Christian,

Thanks for clarifying. As I said, it's possible that there may have some debris on the head (or tape) that cleared itself up.
The journey IS the reward.
Christian Peter
Frequent Advisor

Re: something wrong?

ok, i think i have to buy some new tapes und retest the drive :/ or other ideas? ;)