Question about Seagate STT320000A Travan Tape Drive

2 Answers

Main drive belt

What causes the main drive belt to come off the 4/8gb and 10/20 Travan tape drives

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 77 Answers
Re: Main drive belt - Seagate STT320000A Travan Tape Drive Tape Drives

The belt is old and has stretched.

Posted on Jan 19, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: Main drive belt

One of your tapes has gone bad. It may be knotted up inside the cartridge, so that it works for a short time before becoming to difficult for the drive to spin, popping the belt - or the belt may pop seconds after you insert it. To fix this, put the belt back on and then insert each of your tapes until you find the one that pops the belt (or just sounds obviously difficult for your drive to spin), and remove it from rotation.

Btw - I'm a field engineer for a tech company that services about 800 customers on the east cost - I see (and fix) this problem, with this drive about once a day.

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Tape drive not detected dos t3000 travan cartridge

What interface do you have on that drive? It came with several versions of interface.

Is the drive seen in the bios? Do you have the cable around the right way?

Oct 21, 2012 | HP Colorado T3000 Travan Tape Drive

1 Answer

How to download ms office softwear

Hi 1.Please follow these steps to download ms office. 2. Go to 3. There are some links in the above site. 4. Go through it and download the software.

Jun 21, 2010 | Tecmar OfficeBackup Workstation kit With...

1 Answer

Seagate drive doesn't recognize tape media.

please try to use cleaning cartridge. if tape drive is still in failure. perhaps the heads is bad.

Feb 23, 2009 | Seagate Travan TapeStor Travan Tape Drive

1 Answer

Backup software for certance travan 40?


You will have to load a driver for the Travan drive, if windows server 2000 sees the tap drive you could use NTbackup.exe to configure a back-up here is a link to read more about it.

Good Luck

Jan 28, 2009 | Certance Travan 40 GB (stt3401a-sst)...

1 Answer

Driver for Travan NS tape drive?

Hi Nick,

The only drivers that are published for the NS 20 are for Windows NT 3.51 and 4.0. The 2003 and XP versions shouldn't require a driver - they should be able to treat the tape drive as plug-and-play (just like a hard drive) as long as it's plugged into an IDE slot on your motherboard.

For your reference, the following webpage has the drivers that are available for the NS 20, as well as a link to the user manual (near the bottom of the page). The manual includes details about the installation procedure, which does not include any kind of driver. Here's the address:

I hope this helps - pleawse let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Dec 12, 2008 | Aiwa Travan NS 20 (TD-20001) Travan Tape...

1 Answer

Installed identical replacement STT320000A but won't recognize tape

The STT320000A is IBM version? some IBM version STT320000A will rewind the tape when inserted. But It can recognize the media after rewind. If can't, try to used the cleaning cartridge or change one new media. regards

Jul 20, 2008 | Seagate 20GB TRAVAN SCSI 5 1/4 TPE DRIVE...

2 Answers

DLT V4 Driver

Most tape drivers are loaded from withing the backup software. Symantec and CA work like this. I'd start there.

If not you have to start the remote storage service and check in device manager to see what it defaults to and see if will find the device for you.


May 06, 2008 | Seagate Travan (stt220000a-sst) Travan...

1 Answer


One way is to buy a similar drive on eBay - they can be had for reasonable prices there.

Jan 20, 2008 | Seagate STT320000A Travan Tape Drive

Not finding what you are looking for?
Seagate STT320000A Travan Tape Drive Logo

Related Topics:

255 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Seagate Tape Drives Experts


Level 1 Expert

24 Answers

Jax Planet
Jax Planet

Level 2 Expert

921 Answers


Level 2 Expert

50 Answers

Are you a Seagate Tape Drive Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides