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DAT 24 USB (C1537A) hardware compression

 
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DAT 24 USB (C1537A) hardware compression

hi,

i've discovered that my DAT 24 USB does NO hardware compression with linux. how can i enable hardwarecompression? i've tried:

mt -f /dev/st1 compression 1

without any success.

TIA
matthias


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Re: DAT 24 USB (C1537A) hardware compression

your drive will do self compression. The expected ratio is 2:1, however, file types and other factors can prevent the drive from doing this ratio.
Compression should be unselected in back up software, this often confuses drives...

See doc if this setting applies to your drive:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=lpg50244

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=lpg51068

See these threads for similar topic:
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/questionanswer.do?threadId=824089


http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/questionanswer.do?threadId=369646
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Re: DAT 24 USB (C1537A) hardware compression

Hi i have the same problem with windows 2003, i have checked my software and software compression is off. Where to find the dip switch on the usb model. I got only 12 gig and i backup word, excel, emails documents... Please help we talk about the usb model not the internal one.