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StorageWorks DLT Media Compatibility?

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The Question is:

Hi, I would like to know how to initialize an DLT IV tape in SDLT320 drive ? I
 always get "%INIT-F-WRITLCK, write lock error" error message even when I
 changed the density to TK89 (the tape is not write locked). This tape was
 initialized in TZ89 drive bef

The Answer is :

  Do ensure the SDLT is documented as permitting write access to the
  DLT-IV media -- as is hopefully stated in the Wizard introduction,
  the OpenVMS Wizard is not a hardware nor StorageWorks Wizard, and
  does not particularly follow (or even know) details of device
  support.  Please contact your local hardware support organization
  or the HP StorageWorks website for assistance with StorageWorks
  products and product compatibility.
  If the medium is SDLT and is listed as write-compatible with the
  SDLT drive, you may have to degauss the media, as it would appear
  that the medium is initialized at a density that is not supported
  by the particular drive or is otherwise corrupted -- of course, if
  the cartridge medium is not write-compatible with the particular
  SDLT drive in use, you will have to locate and select compatible
  cartridge media.
  Related topics include (8417) here in Ask The Wizard, and various
  HP support database articles; the former indicates SDLT devices
  cannot initialize DLT media.

answer written or last revised on ( 15-NOV-2004 )

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