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tabe drives

By hamatt77 ·
dear all,

on my server I have tabe drive with size of 20/40GB but now I am using 12/24GB tabes. If I use 20/40GB tabes, dose it work or not? and is the diffrent between them will be the size only or there is another difreces?


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by jschein In reply to tabe drives

I will assume you are using a 20/40 gb tape on a DDS-4 Tape drive?

The 12/24 tapes are DDS-3.

You will have no issues using DDS-3 tapes on DDS-4 Drives. The drives are backwards compatible.

You cannot use a DDS-4 tape in a DDS-3 Drive.

Hopefully this answers you question.

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