Question about ADIC Scalar 218M DLT Tape Drive
All, I am getting a situation where the picker will grab a tape & then be unable to deliver it to either a slot or drive. The error I get when I manually attempt this task is an "EF" then "6F". In the manual it states: "The jaws are moving and expecting to see sensor feedback to know when to stop movement, but the servo processor says that the jaws have reached a limit first". My question is this: "Can this be adjusted or will this require a picker replacement?" Thanks, Bill
Sounds like you have a bad tape in you media set that is breaking your drives.
Check inside the flap of all media to make sure the tapes are OK before using any of them (yes on that library it will take ages to go through them all) but finding the bad tape/s will stop it ruining more drives.
The drives should be easy for a repair company to fix but not so easy for an end user.
I suggest sending them to www.tape-drive-repair.com a few at a time for them to fix and service for you. They are pretty good price wise and offer a long warranty on the drives too.
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
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