where did you get the info that 5gb formatted tape could save 7 gb
(uncompressed) ?
jim franz

----- Original Message -----
From: "Urbanek, Marty" <Marty_Urbanek@stercomm.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2001 1:12 PM
Subject: 7208 @ 7GB

> Tape drive question:
> I have a 7208-234. I was my understanding that this drive could write 7GB
> (uncompressed) to an 8mm cart by using a density of *FMT5GB with an
> extra-long 160m tape cartridge. However, when I tried to use this over the
> weekend for a SAVE 21, it got MCH5204, CPF5101 and my save ended
> prematurely. These look like a device failure but they are suspiciously
> right about the time (in my estimation) where it would have been getting
> the end of that first tape.
> The model 234 has two drives, which I have configured so they function as
> two completely independent tape devices. I specify both device names on
> SAVE 21, with the intent being for it to fill one, then switch to the
> I have done this many times with standard 5GB 112m carts and it worked
> This is the first time I needed the extra capacity of the 160m carts, but
> didn't work the way I hoped.
> Thanks in advance.
> -Marty
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