Cleaned the drive more than a few times.

A few different tapes.

Performance on one of my drive is greatly reduced. Only 8Mb or less.

Trying to figure out if it's hardware or software or both.

Any insights is greatly appreciated.


Ken Putnam wrote:
>No specific hits on the Knowledge Base, but here are a few thoughts:
>
>Try running a cleaning tape a couple of times
>
>Is this just one tape, or every new tape?
>
>Are the tapes the correct type for your drive (ie are you trying to
>use DDS-3 tapes in a DDS-2 drive?
>
>andre wrote:
>
>> I get this error message even with a brand new tape:
>>
>> ----- TapeAlert Events -----
>>
>> Warning
>> Device: COMPAQ 0 (MS1)
>> The tape drive is having problems writing data. No data has been

lost,
but
>> there has been a reduction in the capacity of the tape.
>>
>> Critical
>> Device: COMPAQ 0 (MS1)
>> Your data is at risk:
>> 1. Copy any data you require from this tape.
>> 2. Do not use this tape again.
>> 3. Restart the operation with a different tape.
>>
>> I am just trying to figure out if this is a hardware and/or tape

error.
>> Any insights is greatly appreciated.

>