You said "It contains the things like the cartridge type as well as the
number of uses etc."
How can I access the number of uses? (LT03& LT04)
(I was under the impression that I could find usage info in SST, but
that it was reset when the tape was initialized.)
On 12/15/2012 11:08 AM, DrFranken wrote:
> Commonly ignored is that there is a memory chip in each cartridge that--
> contains 4K (LTO1,2,3) or 8K (LTO4+) of memory which contains
> information about the cartridge (cleaning cartridges included!) This
> chip is read by RF which is why you don't see it or any connections to
> it. It contains the things like the cartridge type as well as the
> number of uses etc. The drive reads this chip as soon as it is
> installed also preventing the LTO5 tape from being used as an LTO4.
> - Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis
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