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Tape eject from drive

Unable to take backup due to auto tape ejecting once the new tape is inserted

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  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    I have the same problem with a QUANTUM DLT4. The tape will NOT eject no matter what. We've been using this tape in backups over the last month or two..so the tape is not old AND it has worked before. Any suggestions?

  • ben_price_19
    ben_price_19 Nov 13, 2012

    Iv seen it a few times, maybe something as simple as eject button broke.

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Hi. This is from Dells site regarding automatic ejection of tape once inserted:

The PowerVault 110T DLT VS160 Tape drive reads and writes DLTtape VS1 cartridges. The PowerVault 110T DLT VS160 Tape drive can read - but not write - DLTtape™ IV cartridges written using the DLT1/VS80 format. NOTE: The PowerVault 110T DLT VS160 Tape drive automatically ejects any other cartridge types and any cartridges whose format it cannot read. Make sure all cartridges that you want to use for writing are DLTtape VS1 cartridges.


Perhaps your cartridge is improperly formatted or is of the incorrect type?

Posted on May 23, 2008

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