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Tape drive I need to know some main and basic problems with tape drives, which i can face in the future. I'm working in IT company, which is administrating servers with Compaq tape drives. Maybe you can provide me some information about trouble shoting and solving some basic problems. Please, send me an e-mail with some main tape drive problems and how i can solve them...(myrro.v@gmail.com) Thank you for help. Miro

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First of all Tape drives are hard to find as technology is fast moving. warranty will be a issue & you will have hard time finding tapes. also storing tapes is not going to be easy

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