Dell PowerEdge Diagnostics also includes a Media Eject test that can be run to force an eject on a tape. Eject media before powering off the drive Do Not Touch the media or leader with bare fingers Use pens or pencils during cartridge inspection Drop cartridge Stack cartridges horizontally Disassemble cartridges Ship cartridges in drive Store near magnetic fields e. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. The only time this dosen’t work is if the tape is still out inside the drive. This will destroy pre-recorded servo information and render the cartridge unusable. Or choose door No.

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Toggle through the seven segment LED by pressing the Eject button.

LTO tape Drive keeps ejecting tape

Act like your business depends on them Backups: Most LTO drives have a capability to reset the drive in the event of a stuck tape or other non-responsive drive issues. This test will measure the throughput of the drive and check for media errors. Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. Amazon’s discontinued Kindle Voyage e-reader has never been cheaper. The only time this dosen’t work is if the tape is still out inside the drive.

We haven’t been able to find a powervaukt to the problem and it happens at least once a week.

Hi there, Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two. Figure Media Inspection 1- bad tape Below is an image of a tape that had been dropped and the cartridge seam has been split.


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Storage by Rick Broida Oct 10, Perform a Thorough Inspection. The drive stores enough information on tape to be able to recognize the tape. The email address entered is already associated to an account. Write-protection will not prevent a cartridge from being erased by bulk-erasure or degaussing. The tape will either eject automatically or will eject after the button is pressed normally. Depending on the vintage of the cartridge it may be marked Ultrium 1, 2, 3 or a combination of the 3.

At the time this document is being written, a tape device driver must be loaded in Windows device manager in order to run Dell PowerEdge Diags Version 2. This tool can be downloaded for free from support.


While the door is open check that the leader pin is properly seated. New firmware can fix many types of known issues.

WORM media ltto-1 is not labeled “Dell” is always two toned with gray on the bottom and uses the respective color chosen by the tape vendor on the top.

Powervault t lto Powervault t sdlt Powervault t lto Powervault t lto2 Powervault t lto4hh Powervault t lto Setting up your dell powervault dl backup to disk appliance 2 pages. This test will not work under true hardware failures. Ask a Question Usually answered in minutes! Other trademarks powervalut trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products.


If this works, then the issue was just related to your tapes, if this does not work then there must be a problem with he drive itself. If the leader gets out of position then the drive fails to load the tape and it is ejected.

Dell Ultrium PowerVault 110t LTO Tape

If the cartridge drops, slide the cartridge door back and ensure that the leader pin is properly seated in the pin-retaining spring clips. Insert another tape and rerun the same test. Handling the tape can damage the tape’s surface or edges, which may interfere with read or write reliability.

Dell PowerVault Tape Systems. Regardless of what vendor or OEM product is being used to create media, always use the latest available firmware for the drive. If an error Dell LTO Media Handbook Page 21 occurs, clean the dll and rerun the test with a different piece of known good media to make sure it is not a media related issue.

Do not bulk erase Ultrium format cartridges.