Archive | Tape Drive Help

The place to find help with tape drive related issues. This category includes everything from LTO Media inspection guides and SAS connector identification through to LTO drive cleaning guides.

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LTO Cleaning Frequency

[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first”] Determining when to clean your LTO tape drive 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. (more…)

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SCSI Connector Identification Guide

[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first”] SCSI Connector Identification Many customers have trouble with SCSI connector identification on the back of their drive or host computer / SCSI card. We have provided this guide to aid you when ordering advance exchange, replacement units or cables. (more…)

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Tape Media Rotation

Tape Media Rotation One of the key elements of any backup plan is to develop a media rotation scheme that protects your data. The best rotation schedule is one that provides you with a long, deep and varied history of file versions (as opposed to a Tape-A-Day scheme, for instance, that merely overwrites data from […]