Long tapes were never supported by IBM on any AS/400 tape drive.  They
worked on 3430 and 3422 from the System/38 era.


Al Barsa, Jr.
Barsa Consulting Group, LLC


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I remember trying to use some longer tapes on a 1600/3200 drive at
V1R1M0 (or whatever it was called then).  This would consistently crash
the entire machine.

> Don't know if you will jabve a problem with the "tape lenght".  I do
> that yeard ago on teh 9347 1/2" Reel (1600bpi/3200bpi) unit that it
> like tapes longer than 2400'.  If you tried a 3600' tape it would end
> shortly after it had processed 2400' of the tape.
> ...Neil

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