Question about HP (DW017A) Ultrium Tape Drive
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 Outdated firmware in these models can often give load problems.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 device.
If you do not already have L&TT click here to download
Click here for the L&TT FAQ. (www.hp.com/support/lttfaq) Look for How do I verify that my drive's firmware is up to date? in the contents.
Posted on Aug 12, 2010
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