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drive comm error

drive comm error

(OP)
Hi

Have any one came across a SL48 with the following error: "drive comm error (F1 00)...
After a reboot the SL48 works until it gives the same error...
Regards

RE: drive comm error

Drive comm error is usually an issue with the serial comms link between the drive and library controller.
1. First try re-seating the tape drive.
2. Get the drive and/or library up to latest firmware if either are downlevel.
3. This is the most likely: the drive has an internal problem causing it to stop responding to the library controller, and the drive will need changed.

RE: drive comm error

(OP)
Hi STKman

Thank you for info...

I did all you mentioned... after a power-cycle re-seat it only works for a short period...

They are busy looking at options...

Regards

RE: drive comm error

Is this connected to a windows server? You may need to disable the TUR (test unit ready) function in the OS. I have seen this wreck havoc on a tape library. The system / drives are so busy trying to respond to the TUR that it hangs. Google the solutions on how to disable the test unit ready function in windows.

Andy

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