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Dlt v4 drives keep showing that the tape is write protected, even if tapes are no physically write protected by switch and new
Hi Amit, Several things might cause this.
Hardware wise, the write protect switch may be broken in the tape drive. (two finger switches / levers to the side of the cartridge)
This is likely if you have just manually ejected a tape with a screw driver (not recommended).
However there are also software issues that could cause this. For instance Backup Exec could have been asked to prevent overwrite for 12 months. This is totally software based and is NOT dependent on the WP switch.
My top guess is that the drive will need repair though as this can be a common fault.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
this may be a limitation on your motherboard. please check if your motherboard supports this much capacity. If you have another pc or laptop that is about a year or two, check if they would recognize the the capacity of the drive correctly. if not you may want check with quantum about their drives.
Posted on Jun 19, 2010
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