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StorageWorks Block Size Error


StorageWorks Block Size Error

I am trying to get data off of some tapes and keep getting the error message: Block size is larger that the maximum allowed transfer size.

I need this data, and need to know how to get past this error.

The tapes are DAT72 and DDS-4 being read on an HP StorageWorks DAT 72 USB external tape drive.
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Re: StorageWorks Block Size Error

USBStor, the driver for USB DDS is limiting the block size to 64K
if your tapes have been written with a non standard block size (128K for example) on a scsi DDS drive, this maybe your issue.
try to restore the data from a SCSI DDS drive