Use Library and Tape Tools (L&TT) to
upgrade to the latest firmware
This is especially important if the problem with an
Ultrium 215 or Ultrium 230 (LTO Generation 1). Outdated firmware in these models
can often give load problems.
New revisions of firmware are released to fix issues that
have been found since product launch. Some of these are firmware defects and
some are additional functionality to deal with new drivers, server or
application behavior etc. It is always recommended to ensure your drive has the
latest released firmware from HP.
All firmware releases are tested thoroughly by HP and
drives will only accept firmware that is intended for them - they will reject
the wrong version - so don't worry, this is not a risky process.
Whenever you perform a firmware upgrade make absolutely
sure that the upgrade process is complete before power-cycling the drive. If the
drive is power-cycled while the upgrade process is still in operation the
firmware could be corrupted resulting in a dead drive.
Ensure you have the most up-to-date drivers for your
If you do not already have L&TT click here to download
Click here for the L&TT FAQ.
) Look for
How do I verify that my drive's firmware is up to
in the contents.