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How to Clean a Travan 40

Travan 40 tape drive, manufactured by the leading data storage and backup device manufacturer Quantum, uses the tape storage business to 40 gigabytes of data. It can be installed on any Windows computer, and works as an additional unit similar to a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM. Like a tape of age, Travan 40 used with the recording heads for data storage on tape. These heads have to be cleaned, and Quantum recommends using a cleaning tape.


1. Turn on the computer. Remove the cleaning cartridge of your case.


2. Insert the cleaning cartridge into the Travan 40 drive, with the metal plate down. Gently push the drive mechanism that pulls and keeps everything in the device.


3. Look at the LED on the drive Travan, should stop blinking and turns off in about 8 seconds. Note that the LED will remain on the cartridge is used more often than not meant to be used and, if so, remove it and put a new cleaning cartridge.


4. Slide the unit Eject button and hold and pull the exposed sides of the car once the disc is ejected.


5. Record the date on the label of the cleaning cartridge with a marker pen so you can track when your Travan 40 drive yet again and how often you use the cartridge.


6. The return of the cartridge cleaning your plastic box.


7. Repeat the process of cleaning every week if your drive Travan more than 3 hours per day, or every month if you use it with less than 3 hours per day. Clean it twice if you have your computer in an area with a large amount of dust, like a room without air conditioning or a warehouse.

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We are having an issue with our backups. The system event log says there is an error 7 and lists the tape drive as having a bad block. However the quantum diagnostic tool shows the drive to be healthy. Any ideas?


Event ID-7 is a "Bad Block" on the Tape being using. By design, when a Bad Block is encounter, the Tape Drive "Seizes the Tape" and goes offline. It can sometimes be difficult to get the Tape Drive to release the Tape. Refer to the Users Manual for instrcutions on how to Reset the Tape Drive. Sometimes applying the Firmware Update willl reset the Tape Drive and Eject the Tape.

Do not assume the Tape is Bad, but do not re-use until tested. The Tape may be Bad, the Tape Drive may simply need Cleaning or the Tape Drive may be Worn or Damaged. If you are using 3rd Party Backup Software, such as Backup Exec or Yosemite, you wan want to check the Removable Storage Servcie to see if it is set to Manual or Automatic. Any Tape Devices would need to be first Deleted in the Library Section of Removable Storage, then Sop and Disable Removable Storage. Since Removable Storage is in effect NTBACKUP, this Service can interfere with the Operation of your Backup Software and generate "Bad Block" Errors.

To Test the Tape with your Quantum Tape Drive, use a tool called XTALK ( xTalk-6.4.1.1_Quantum_Setup.exe ) that is found on Quantums Website http://www.quantum.com/ServiceandSupport/Index.aspx

You may run a write_read_full Test on the Tape. Be sure to Clean the Tape Drive first. If it fails the Tape, try it with a 2nd Tape, If it fails again, suspect the Tape Drive.

OldCountry73436

Oct 04, 2010 | Quantum DLT-V4 DLT Tape Drive

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is there a company that recycles used travan 40 tapes for free?


check with your local goverment. most local goverments have free recycle programs.

Nov 06, 2009 | Imation Travan 40GB Data Cartridges...

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backup software for certance travan 40?


Hi,

You will have to load a driver for the Travan drive, if windows server 2000 sees the tap drive you could use NTbackup.exe to configure a back-up here is a link to read more about it. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/237310/

Good Luck

Jan 28, 2009 | Certance Travan 40 GB (stt3401a-sst)...

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DLT V4 Driver


Most tape drivers are loaded from withing the backup software. Symantec and CA work like this. I'd start there.

If not you have to start the remote storage service and check in device manager to see what it defaults to and see if will find the device for you.

Chuck
www.SanDiegoFixMyPC.com

May 06, 2008 | Seagate Travan (stt220000a-sst) Travan...

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40 GB Data backup cartridge keeps ejecting


When was the last time you cleaned out the tape drive. You could get errors like that if the drive is dirty! Regards, Armando

Apr 23, 2007 | Certance Travan 40 GB (stt3401a-sst)...

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