Sony AIT2 Turbo tapes won't work in HP AIT2 tape drives
Hi, I work for Optus Communications and we recently purchased a number of new Sony AIT2 Turbo tapes (Sony Part Number TAIT2-80C) and have tried to use them in some HP branded AIT2 tape drives, but whenver they are inserted into the drives the tapes are ejected and cannot be initialised.
Is there a fundamental difference between these tapes or is it as simple as HP being diffcult and disallowing use of other manufacturer's tapes in their drives? The paes have a 64 kbyte chip on board (MIC - Memory In Cassette).
We would appreicate any assistance than can be offered as we have purchased quite a few of the these tapes and connot use them.
Thank you. Paul Garratt
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RDX tape drives, by HP (tandenberg)
did you reload all that HP software and drivers fresh?
did you try fresh tape.
i replace the tape drive, (new , used, NOS , from whom, ebay)
i bet the tape drive, logs errors, if you look,
the driver software will log that, and you can see why the tape
failed, my guess, damage to the tape, end to end.
try fresh new tape, NEW in a box, not used.
Sony Handycam CCD-TRV58 Hi-8 Analog Camcorder 1. Per the manual on esupport.sony.com - if the power is disconnected door won't open, and if the battery is the dead the door won't open. Plug it in and hopefully you can get the tape out.
Hi John, not sure from your description which light you refer to.
But this sounds like your drive has either had a read / write issue - in which case you need to run a new cleaning tape through the unit and then retry using a brand new data tape - OR it has had a damaged tape loaded into it which has now broken the tape drive.
If the drive has been broken then try contacting www.tape-drive-repair.com who can repair or replace it for you and also look at
This can often be resolved by loading a Cleaning tape. Cleaning tapes are specific for the LTO1 and can be used only a set number of times. This can be caused by a particular tape which is imparting contaminates into the drive. LTO drives should be cleaned when the light flashes only and not after a fixed number of hours.See the HP LTO1 user guide for details.
Though 8mm filming was and still is the best safest way to make movies Sony have stopped producing 8mm tapes, I use the brand new Digital 8 tapes on my brand new Sony camera, would never dream of going over to Hard drive/SD card/DVD recording cameras as the image will not last as long as it will on 8mm tape. Also the 8mm cameras are much better made than anything since 2006. If you type 8mm movie tapes in your search engine you will find 100's of firms still selling your tapes, they will help you choose the right one ok?
try using a smaller tapetime, the grinding noise your hearing is the gears of the tape take up within the casette not the camera, it seems the Sony tapes are 120mins long and the Sony tapes are heavier than TDK and your spool take up on the camera can't take it. the TDK tapes you were previously using may have been a shorter time than 120minute?...try any Hi 8 60min tapes instead. not the 120, they can be too heavy for the take up spool motor of the camera and all its doing is stretching and winding the cassette tape and unable to pull it with a 120 min cassette
it's HPE day, why post to fixya for HPE , enterprise level products? no pc stated no sever stated. no exact products stated,just symanted? what is that? ah Symantec tape backup software.version? hp lto1 with scsi adapter
what model LT01. what model scsi adapter make and model. hp makes vast versions of that drive like (wild guess) HP Q1515A C7401-60024 StorageWorks Ultrium 230 LTO 1 Tape Drive SCSI LV/DS Q1516A
try a new tape yet, be wise, no? never own only 1 tape, and always have 1 spare new on shelf of the tape runs via the scsi port, ok , all but the error works. then it is not the scsi card . tape first. then get the drive rebuilt. keep a spare drive on hand after all, is not backup a key function in any data center./? or small business, be ready?
I think this sounds like the drive is having a issue loading and moving the tape in slot 1.
AIT units are known for having this kind of problem.
Try a cleaning tape and then a new tape fresh out the wrapper for a test backup.
if it fails with a known good tape then its time to send it out for repair