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  • Yet another Tape test question..

    I know you get these sooooo often.

    I am evaluating the BIT Pro 5.3.1034 WIN32 version, and I had a client drop a tape drive in my lap saying it had a problem..

    (great, I thought a chance to test the 'tape drive' section of BIT..)

    It's a USB (Sony AIT) tape drive, and the system sees it as TAPE0, will read all paramaters, etc.. but as soon as I run the test.. (no matter what settings I choose) it says "Tape partition is too small for test files"
    (40G tape, freshly formatted)

    Suggestions ?
    Chris..

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    This error ocurs when the total capacity of the tape media is less than the test configuration settings (ie. "Individual file size" x "Number of Files" x 1024 Bytes). Try reducing the file size and/or the number of file, in preferences->Tape.


    Regards,
    Ian

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      I tried..

      reducing it to 100 x 1K blocks.. still no avail.

      I think it has more to do with a real problem of the tape drive (it appears to write, but won't read after it's written using the Sony tape test tools)

      I appreciate the response, I am going to ship it off to sony and will re-run the test on the unit when it returns and let you know.

      Chris..

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