My Certance STT3401A Tape Drive errored out last night with a 'cyclic redundancy error, saying I had either a bad tape or a bad drive'. It has done this before and replacing that particular tape has always solved the problem. Now however, the drive will not accept a different tape. After a minute or two it ejects any tape I put in. I use Veritas BackupExec software with it and already 'Stopped' then 'Restarted' the service to see if that would make a difference. Thanks! Dexter
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Re: 40 GB Data backup cartridge keeps ejecting
Been a long time since using one of these, but you more than likely need a head cleaner and solution.
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1. this ( cyclic redundancy check) is the computers way of saying " i don't recognize the data check-sum. 2. This issue could be due to the data controller on the USB drive being defective. 3. try purchasing a new case with a new controller board. 4. Check to see if your 1TB USB drive is compatible with your pc.
a Data Error (cyclic redundancy check), is usually a problem with the CD, is the CD dirty? you might try cleaning it, (you can pick up a CD cleaning kit at Walmart for $5). Or you might have a problem with your CD drive
Hi, Please check with the another disk if the same issue is coming with different disks this is a ODD issue otherwise the disk is faulty as cyclic redundancy means the data could not red from the sector of the disk. Thanks
You will have to load a driver for the Travan drive, if windows server 2000 sees the tap drive you could use NTbackup.exe to configure a back-up here is a link to read more about it. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/237310/
I highly recommend that you contact Certance for assistance. Tape drives are expensive and you don't want to risk damaging it.
If you are feeling brave you could see if you can manually eject the tape.
Remove the tape drive from the chassis and look for a manual rewind screw on the bottom or back of the drive. This is provided on some drives to allow you to manually wind the tape back into the cartrige and eject it.