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SubjectRe: problem with hp C1537A tape drives

> Hello Paul & Phil , Ouch !, is this media that loose on the
> substrate that it leaves that much behind ? Or is it something
> else ? I'd really like to know what the problem is , as I am
> seriously looking at putting DDS-III & IV 's into my backup
> schemes . Tia , JimL

Apparently yes - the Compaq manual says that new tapes shed a
lot, and that cleaning has to be more frequent with them. They
recommend (this is from memory) cleaning the tape drive after
just 6 hours use of a new tape, then less frequently thereafter.

I figured after reading the manual that a weekly clean should
normally suffice.

Phil


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