• Subject: Re: Creating 3480 tapes on a 3490E tape drive?
  • From: Wechsler <ywexler@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 07 Jan 1999 15:48:35 +0200



David Gibbs wrote:

> Greetings!
>
> A while ago, I think someone mentioned that you could create a 3480 tape
> on a 3490E tape drive if you applied a certian PTF.
>
> Is this true?  If so, what's the PTF required?
>
> Thanks!
>
> david
>

David,
With a 3490 you can read 3480 cartridges but not to create/write them.
It is very disappointing. But only IBM can answer why when they shipped 3490 and
most
mainframe sites used 3480 you couldn't send a 3490 tape to them, e.g. till now 
we
have to send old reel tapes to such sites here.
J. Wechsler


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