Dell PowerVault 120T DLT Autoloader Power On and Inventory
This shows how the drive behaves during a normal power on and self test.Continue reading
Inspecting your media regularly will prevent damaged media from breaking your tape drive. Here is a guide to show you how to inspect LTO media for damage and wear and prevent costly LTO Repairs.Continue reading
Most tape formats detail the maximum native capacity (without compression) and the maximum compressed capacity. These figures are approximate maximum capacities for the tape drive and these maximums are obtained under ideal conditions.
IDE / ATAPI interface tape drives are still in use in many small business servers across the country. These devices are simple to setup and configure if a few simple rules are observed with regard to propper cabling and installation. The IDE/ATAPI bus speeds are far slower than U320 SCSI or the new SAS interfaces so ensure you allocate enough time for your backup window.Continue reading
When the tape drive requires cleaning, the front panel will display the cleaning light. Periodic cleaning is not recommended unless you are experiancing problems. Clean the LTO drive in usual operation only when the cleaning light is displayed.Continue reading