Remote Storage - 4mm Media Errors, Media not recognized after ejec

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by jl, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. jl

    jl Guest

    I have a really troublesome issue. If a tape is formatted and a backup
    performed (using new tapes and either NT Backup and Arcserve 11.1 Backup),
    everything appears to function perfectly. No errors logged, everything is OK.
    However, when the tape is ejected and then reinserted, the tape ALWAYS comes
    up as "Unrecognized Media". This happens everytime any tape is ejected.

    The drive (Sony SDT-9000 4mm DDS) has been cleaned, the tapes are new, all
    firmware and drivers updated and the unit passes all Sony diags, including
    read/write. The unit is a 5yr old Dell 1300, W2K SP4.

    Any ideas? Could this just be a drive that went bad? I've searched for days
    online and can find nothing like this....

    jl, Feb 9, 2005
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