20 Most Recent HP StorageWorks Ultrium 448 LTO 2 Tape Drive Questions & Answers

you never actually asked question.

is this a tape space issue, (compression not up to par)

why not ask at HPE. its an enterprise system Business.
why ask in the toy section here./. and not real HP

here is real HP. (i have Proliant servers)

ask on the real HPE forum first. bet wise do that and NOT HERE.
create an account (free)
the look on the hpe forum
see all those other wise users asking in the right place, yes.


HP StorageWorks... | Answered on Nov 13, 2017

Hi John, not sure from your description which light you refer to.

But this sounds like your drive has either had a read / write issue - in which case you need to run a new cleaning tape through the unit and then retry using a brand new data tape - OR it has had a damaged tape loaded into it which has now broken the tape drive.

If the drive has been broken then try contacting www.tape-drive-repair.com who can repair or replace it for you and also look at


The guide will tell you how to inspect ypoour media for damage and prevent you from reloading a damaged tape which will break your drive again

HP StorageWorks... | Answered on Nov 04, 2013

Yes you can certainly replace a fan on the external case of your tape drive.
These are not available from HP but if you go to www.tape-drive-repair.com , they can usually help with replacement external chassis for your unit or supply a fan for you.
You can also try removing the fan yourself and searching for the correct fan using the fan details. These can often be bought from RS components / CPC Tandy etc but you will need to get the right size (using the centre of the mounting holes) as well as the right thickness of fan. you might also need to make sure you get the right voltage and the correct number of outputs from the fan (some require a tacho wire)
Certainly this fan is required as the tape drives can get quite hot when they are working and should they get too hot (a common issue) then they will become unreliable.

HP StorageWorks... | Answered on Nov 04, 2013

You can download LTT from www.hp.com/support/tapetools

Stop all the backup services.
Run LTT firmware update and some test

HP StorageWorks... | Answered on Aug 13, 2010

here´s a manual


HP StorageWorks... | Answered on Aug 13, 2010

You can download LTT from www.hp.com/support/tapetools

Stop your backup services and Ran some test

First try to double check your SCSI controller drivers and your drive firmware (With LTT)

HP StorageWorks... | Answered on Aug 12, 2010

Try a brand new tape fresh out the wrapper.

If that doesnt work make sure you are using the right drive in your backup software!

It sounds like a message often seen in windows backup where you have selected the wrong tape drive from the list and it just tells you "No compatible media found" when actually the drive listed isnt even connected to your system still

HP StorageWorks... | Answered on Aug 24, 2009

NO OS Stated, W10? or ?
ive no idea all your system topology, what networks.
sure sub net but what is it , consisting of what.??? vast choices.

we use wired Gigalan here 1000 bits/sec. wired. every inch.
all connected with GIGALAN high speed switches,
with wifi , all you are doing is doomed to failure (1 day ok day2, not)
i can list the top 100 reasons way, but will not.
ill do a few..., , collisions with neighborhood, or noise.
Channels are shared, and this is bad, in the concrete jungles.

WIFI is RADIO, and will fail with noise, near by. RFI its called.
google that. or wiki it. wifi is ok for chat ,email and whatsap.
iffy on, skype...
If WIFI is your mandate (bad) then move it to channel 10.
i use wifi radar app and move to where the other guys are not.!!!+

if wired tell me are you using reserved IP in DHCP of this unstated router. do so now.
make sure the media server is on a reserved IP .
then setup shares.

what are you serving
video or both.
can you see the files using the" my computer icon" , called
windows Explorer?
"this PC" in 10 now.
just because you can ping it tells you only that the ping requests are honored there, and nothing else.,
it must have the shares all set correctly.

next time tell the help the lay out of your system
even post a system diagram.
be amazing but , rare here.

HP StorageWorks... | Answered on May 27, 2017

A white computer screen can appear sometimes if your graphics card is bad . If the computer screen turns white as soon as you press the Power button that's a good sign that there something is wrong with the computers graphics card.
Try Pressing Ctrl + Alt + Delete.on the keyboard for your computer or try to reboot your computer too. You can fix the white screen issues here by simply using a keyboard shortcut. Try pressing Ctrl + Alt + Delete all at once then when the white screen shows up.

HP Computers &... | Answered 19 hours ago

Yes you can as long as the type of HDD that you are going to add is supported by your motherboard..

HP Computers &... | Answered Yesterday

Kathy, if you want help with this go here:
I am a regular there and there are those who have been in IT for a living as I have. You aren't going to get any help here.

HP Computers &... | Answered Yesterday

First start is to download the support assistant from HP and run it
HP ENVY 15 3040nr Notebook PC Software and Drivers

HP Computers &... | Answered on Feb 09, 2021

You must run Win ZP and download the drivers from your System Disk that was supplied when you purchased your machine.

HP Computers &... | Answered on Feb 09, 2021

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