> > 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.
I think you need to init to *fmt7gb

see the IBM Support Knowledge Base and search the article
called Tape Drive Model Characteristics.
Has a complete charge of various drives, formats, limitations, etc

hth
jim franz

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Franz" <franz400@triad.rr.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2001 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: 7208 @ 7GB


> 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
> to
> > 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
> the
> > SAVE 21, with the intent being for it to fill one, then switch to the
> other.
> > I have done this many times with standard 5GB 112m carts and it worked
> fine.
> > This is the first time I needed the extra capacity of the 160m carts,
but
> it
> > didn't work the way I hoped.
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > -Marty
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