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Tabe back up

I insert tabe it reads it then says bad media half way

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Try this shout "boo!" at the hardrive as it reads it should give you no problems after that;)

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If you are using the right media type then try a cleaning tape and then a brand new data tape.

If you are still having issues the go to www.tape-drive-repair.com who have these in stock at very low prices. Since these units are so inexpensive now it seem false economy to waste too much time fixing them.

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I am getting a DRV PREV REMOVAL TYPE (46) message on display, every time I try and Inventory a tape or run Lable Media.


I have two of these Quantum SuperLoader 3 (with LTO3 drives) and one does keep giving me the same hassle. I haven't figured out how to fix this, but I've gotten past the error: disconnect the autoloader from the host computer (i.e. or stop rsm, mtx, or whatever controlling sofware you use), reboot the autoloader, get the tape out of the drive (e.g. move command from the autoloader's console or web interface), insert a cleaning tape (a few times), reconnect everything (i.e. start back up your controlling service).

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Fault and clean light come on together


Possible bad or wrong media type. You must be using DLTtape VS1 cartridges for write capability.

You also need to visually inspect the drive to make sure the leader is attached to the buckling arm. The "leader" is the ~10 piece of reinforced tape that is permanently attached to the take-up reel in the drive. It threads around the rollers, past the head, and is held in place by the buckling arm and is visable by using a flashlight and looking into the drive from the front. The leader tip is in the shape of a rounded arrowhead and is what physically hooks to the media in your VS1 cartridge. If the leader isn't there you'll need to send the drive into Quantum for repair.

If this is the case, you likely have a damaged piece of media in your pool that you must find, as this tape will cause the same "damage" on your next drive, causing the drive to "swallow the leader". Quantum has a Media Inspection PDF file on their site...use it, as it will save you time and $$$ the moment you find a single piece of "bad media".

As a side note, most media makers offer a Limited Lifetime Warranty and will replace bad media at no cost (other than shipping) to you.

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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?

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