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How can I turn on/off hardware compression in Windowns 2003 Server

Hi This is a specification hardware: LTO: IBM 3510 Ultrium 1 LTO Type: 3510 Fru:24P7260 S/N: 1S3510023P1888 IBM Model C7377-03012 Fru: 59P6685 S/N: 11S24P7269J1U0V4G4144

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Re: How can I turn on/off hardware compression in...

Hardware compression is more efficient and faster than software compression and under normal constancies you won't want to do that. Having said that if your drive allows it you would need to download and install a software utility made by your tape manufacturer. That what you will use to turn off that functionality; not a setting on the PC or the backup software. Bottom line is you will need to talk to IBM support. Probably not the answer you wanted to hear but I just went through this with HP a few months ago. They have a general purpose utility that turns off the hardware compression, does a drive analysis, a cheapo write current alignment, firmware update and a few other neat tricks.

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