User guide | Certified International DAStape Network Card User Manual

Spectra Logic
DAStape
User Guide
P.N. 90930055 Revision A
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Notices
Warnings and Cautions
AC Power
Warning: Risk of electrical shock. To remove AC power from the DAStape
unit, unplug the power cord from the power inlet. There are no
user serviceable parts within the unit.
High Voltage
Warning: The DAStape unit contains high-voltage components that can
cause injury or death. Only qualified electricians should replace
or install high-voltage components.
Tapes
Caution: Use only the data cartridges approved for use with the drive
installed in the DAStape unit. Improper data cartridges can cause
damage to the DAStape, drive, and tape cartridges.
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Contents
Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
How to Contact Spectra Logic Corporation
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License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Chapter 1. Introduction
About DAStape®
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About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Chapter 2. Installing DAStape
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Preparing for Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Unpacking the DAStape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Connecting the DAStape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Configuring the DAStape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Chapter 3. Using the DAStape
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Powering On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Purchasing Media and Cleaning Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Chapter 4. DAStape 100 Tape Drives and Media
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AIT Tape Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
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Chapter 5. DAStape 200 Tape Drives and Media
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HP Ultrium Generation 1 Tape Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
IBM Ultrium Generation 2 Tape Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Quantum SDLT 320 Tape Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Chapter 6. Warranty and Repair
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Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Contacting Spectra Logic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Appendix A. Specifications
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DAStape Power Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
DAStape Environmental Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Sony AIT Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
HP LTO Ultrium Generation 1 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
IBM LTO Ultrium Generation 2 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Quantum SDLT 320 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Appendix B. Regulatory and Safety Notices
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Safety Agency Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
FCC Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Japan VCCI-A
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
EU Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Index
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1 Introduction
About DAStape®
The DAStape provides an interconnection that is easy to install, configure, and use. It
was designed specifically for the needs of direct-attached storage (DAS). The DAStape
100 and DAStape 200 support only single-ended or LVD SCSI tape drives.
Note: Neither DAStape 100 nor DAStape 200 will support high-voltage
differential (HVD) tape drives.
The DAStape 100 supports a single Sony AIT-2 drive or Sony AIT-3 drive, and the
DAStape 200 supports a single Quantum SDLT 320 or IBM LTO-2 tape drive.
About This Guide
This guide is written for DAStape owners, and reviews DAStape installation and use.
Conventions Used
This guide uses special conventions to highlight notes, cautions, and warnings.
Note: Read Notes for additional information or suggestions about the
topic or procedure being discussed.
Caution: Read Cautions to learn ways to avoid damaging DAStape, tape
drives or other equipment.
Warning: Read Warnings to learn ways to avoid personal injury.
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2 Installing DAStape
This chapter covers the following information:
• Preparing for Installation
• Unpacking the DAStape
• Connecting the DAStape
• Configuring the DAStape
Preparing for Installation
Before you install a DAStape unit, complete these steps:
• Identify the host that is to be associated with the unit, and its operating system.
• Determine how the DAStape is to be used with your backup software.
Proper Installation Environment
When planning the DAStape installation, note that the unit, drives, and media must be
maintained in a controlled environment. Environmental extremes and large quantities
of airborne particulates can cause erratic operation of any peripheral, including the
DAStape unit. See Appendix A. Specifications for information on DAStape operating
specifications and tape drive operating specifications.
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Unpacking the DAStape
Before unpacking the DAStape, note that it is shipped with the following items:
• Quick Setup Guide
• CD-ROM, including firmware and User Guide (this guide)
• One media cartridge and one cleaning cartridge
(only for the DAStape 200 configured with and SDLT 320 drive)
• AC power cord
Removing the DAStape from Its Packaging
To unpack the DAStape from its box, follow these steps.
1. Remove the DAStape unit and its foam protectors from the box (Figure 2-1).
Figure 2-1 The DAStape with its foam supports inside the box.
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2. Set the protected DAStape on a clean, stable work surface (Figure 2-2).
Figure 2-2 The DAStape in its foam supports.
3. Remove the foam from each end of the DAStape, one end at a time.
Caution: Be sure to support the first end before removing the foam from
the second end.
Figure 2-3 Remove the foam from the DAStape.
4. Move the DAStape to the installation site when you are ready to connect it.
Note: Keep DAStape’s packing materials in a safe place for moving or
shipping the DAStape in the future. Any damage caused to
DAStape due to improper packaging may void its warranty.
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Connecting the DAStape
Follow these instructions to connect the DAStape unit.
1. Plug in the power cord.
2. Turn on the DAStape unit.
Note: The DAStape will make a high-pitched noise upon start up. This is
normal behavior for the low-voltage sensor in the unit.
Note: The DAStape has a SCSI terminator built into the unit. It can
therefore only be placed at the end of a SCSI bus.
Configuring the DAStape
The DAStape comes with a SCSI ID switch that can be set for an ID between 0 and 15.
You will need to make sure that the SCSI ID on the DAStape does not conflict with any
other devices on the SCSI bus. To change the SCSI ID setting, follow these steps:
1. Locate the SCSI ID on the rear panel of the DAStape, just above the terminator
ports. The current ID setting is shown in the indicator window (Figure 2-4).
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2. Use an object with a small pointed tip (such as a stylus or a pen) to press the
plus (+) on the bottom or the minus (-) at the top to change the SCSI ID setting
(Figure 2-4).
+
Indicator
Window
Change
–
Figure 2-4 SCSI ID changer.
3. Once the DAStape’s SCSI ID setting is unique from other devices on the SCSI
bus, the DAStape is ready to use.
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3 Using the DAStape
This chapter covers the following information:
• Powering On and Off
• Purchasing Media and Cleaning Cartridges
Powering On and Off
The DAStape unit power switch is located on the DAStape’s rear panel, just to the right
of the fan (Figure 3-1).
Figure 3-1 The DAStape power switch.
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Purchasing Media and Cleaning Cartridges
Certified media and cleaning cartridges can be purchased directly from Spectra Logic’s
Web site or by calling your sales representative.
Contacting Spectra Logic
Information
Web Site
http://www.spectralogic.com
Supplies and Accessories Sales
United States Sales
Phone: (800) 833-1132 or (303) 449-6400
Fax: (303) 939-8844
E-mail: sales@spectralogic.com
European Sales
Phone: +44 (0) 870 112 2150
Fax: +44 (0) 870 112 2175
E-mail: eurosales@spectralogic.com
Ordering Media
Web Site: http://www.SpectraLogic.com/media
E-mail: media@spectralogic.com
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4 DAStape 100 Tape Drives and Media
The DAStape 100 uses a Sony AIT tape drive, either AIT-2 or AIT-3. The Sony AIT tape
drive is a high-performance, low-maintenance tape drive. This chapter covers the
following information:
• AIT Tape Drives
• AIT Tape Drive LEDs
• Maintaining the AIT Tape Drive
• Caring for AIT Data Cartridges
• Handling of Tape Cartridges
AIT Tape Drives
The AIT tape drive has an internal, variable-speed fan that cools the baseplate and
other drive components without introducing airborne dust into the tape path. The fan,
visible from the outside of the DAStape, is also a critical part of the drive-cooling
mechanism.
The Sony AIT drive uses a built-in head cleaner designed to last for the life of the drive.
This built-in cleaner works well, but it should not be relied upon as the only drivecleaning mechanism, particularly in environments where more excessive drive head
contamination may occur. Spectra Logic recommends that drives be cleaned after every
100 hours of use in normal data center environments. If excessive read or write errors
occur while the drives are being cleaned with that frequency, Spectra Logic
recommends cutting the cleaning time to every 50 hours of drive use.
Caution: Drive cleaning should be performed using only approved Sony
SDX-TCL cleaning cartridges. For ordering information, see
Purchasing Media and Cleaning Cartridges on page 16.
For more information about cleaning your drives, see Tape Drive Head Cleaning on
page 20.
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AIT Tape Drive LEDs
The AIT tape drive has three light emitting diodes, or LEDs, on the front of the drive,
as shown in Figure 4-1.
LEDs
Figure 4-1 The AIT drive sled, showing its faceplate and LEDs.
Busy Indicates drive read and write activity.
Tape Indicates tape load, unload activity and error rate information.
Status Indicates the status of the tape drive including whether the tape inside is write
protected, is a cleaning tape, or if the drive failed a self test.
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Getting Information from the LEDs
The following table summarizes the information carried by the blinking methods of the
different drive LEDs:
LED Type
Type of Blink
Busy
Tape
Status
Offa
Not Busy
Unloaded
N/A
Onb
SCSI Active
Loaded
Write protected
Fast Blinkc
Drive active
Loading/Unloading
Cleaning tape at EOM
Slow Blinkd
N/A
Error Rate Warning: data may
be written incorrectly
Cleaning request
Single Pulsee
Waiting for reset
Waiting for eject
N/A
Double Pulsef
N/A
N/A
Self-test failure: power
cycle the DAStape to reset
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
Off: no color in the LED
On: green* and not blinking
Fast blink: blinks green* for 1/4 second and off for 1/4 second
Slow blink: blinks green* for 3-1/2 seconds and off for 1/2 second
One pulse: blinks green* for 1/4 second and off for 1 second
Two pulse: blinks green* for 1/4 second twice in a row then off for 1 second
* A green light on an AIT-2 drive is equivalent to a blue light on an AIT-3 drive.
If the drive’s Tape LED indicates possible errors with the data on that tape, the errors
may be caused by old media or physical damage to the media. Resolve the problem by
copying the data to another tape and discarding the old tape.
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Maintaining the AIT Tape Drive
The AIT tape drive is an extremely reliable media storage subsystem; performing a few
simple maintenance procedures will keep the drives reading and writing reliably for
many years.
• For best performance with AIT tape drives, perform a read/write confidence test
with your backup software regularly. For information about performing this
operation, see the documentation for your backup software.
• As explained in AIT Tape Drives on page 17, the drive cleans itself when necessary.
If further cleaning is necessary, as indicated by the drive LED light and/or by the
read/write confidence test, use only Sony SDX-TCL cleaning cartridges. For
ordering information, see Purchasing Media and Cleaning Cartridges on page 16.
Tape Drive Head Cleaning
Head cleaning with a Sony SDX-TCL cleaning cartridge should be performed in the
following situations:
• Every 100 hours of drive use (or less) in the following situations:
• When the DAStape has been installed in areas having high amounts of airborne
particulates.
• When the drive fails to write or read data correctly.
• When the drive fails to eject a data cartridge.
Note: Damaged media can also cause read/write errors and failures.
Most installations require scheduled cleaning using SDX-TCL cleaning cartridges.
Scheduled cleaning is definitely required in installations having high amounts of
airborne particulates.
To clean your AIT tape drives, follow these steps:
1. Power on the DAStape.
2. Carefully insert the Sony SDX-TCL cleaning tape into the drive with the window
facing the top of the drive. The cleaning tape performs automatic cleaning and
ejects the cartridge when complete.
Caution: Do not use the cleaning cartridge for more than the number of
specified cleaning cycles indicated on the cartridge label. Mark
the cleaning cartridge each time you use it or use backup
software to track cleaning cartridge usage.
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Caring for AIT Data Cartridges
Although AIT cartridges are ruggedly built, they must be handled with care to preserve
the data that they contain. The following are guidelines for storing and using AIT
cartridges:
• Do not open the tape access door of the cartridge or touch the magnetic tape; one
fingerprint can prevent a drive from reading the tape. Handle only the plastic tape
cartridge.
• Keep the cartridge away from sources of electromagnetic fields such as telephones,
dictation equipment, mechanical or printing calculators, motors, stereo speakers,
and bulk erasers. Do not lay cartridges on a computer monitor or on the base unit
of a computer.
• Keep the cartridge away from direct sunlight and heat sources, such as radiators
and warm air ducts.
• Keep the cartridge free of moisture. Do not wet or submerge a cartridge in liquid.
• Do not expose the cartridge to temperature extremes. Allow the cartridge to reach
room temperature slowly.
Handling of Tape Cartridges
Proper handing of tape cartridges is essential to insuring data integrity.
• Tape cartridges must be kept in a clean, dust-free environment. Store tape
cartridges in a sealed container (the individual tape case or the 15-slot cartridge
packs with the dust cover installed) when they are not loaded in the DAStape. The
Spectra Logic Pack RackTM cartridge storage system is recommended when using
the 15-cartridge pack.
• Avoid abusive handling or dropping of tape cartridges. If a cartridge is
inadvertently dropped, inspect it for damage. The dust cover on the cartridge must
be properly seated or it could cause a jam condition in the tape drive.
• Cartridges should be used within the environmental specifications described in
Appendix A. Specifications on page 45.
Note: Extreme changes in temperature and humidity should be avoided
whenever possible.
Conditioning Cartridges
Before use, the cartridge should be conditioned by exposure to the operating
environment for a time at least equal to the period during which it has been out of the
operating environment (up to a maximum of 24 hours).
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5 DAStape 200 Tape Drives and Media
The DAStape 200 uses a half-inch tape drive that could be any of the following:
• HP First Generation Linear Tape Open (LTO-1) Ultrium
• IBM Second Generation Linear Tape Open (LTO-2) Ultrium
• Quantum Super Digital Linear Tape (SDLT) 320
The following sections provide detailed information about the care and use of the tape
drive inside the DAStape 200, as well as the media used in that tape drive. See
Appendix A. Specifications on page 45 for tape drive specifications.
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HP Ultrium Generation 1 Tape Drives
HP Ultrium Tape Drive LEDs
The HP Ultrium tape drive has four light emitting diodes (LEDs) on the front of the
drive, as shown in Figure 5-1.
LEDs
Figure 5-1 The HP LTO-1 drive face, showing its LEDs.
Ready This green LED indicates power and activity.
Drive Error This amber LED indicates an error in the drive.
Tape Error This amber LED indicates an error in the tape cartridge.
Use Cleaning Cartridge This amber LED indicates when a cleaning cartridge should be used.
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Getting Information from the LEDs
The following table summarizes the information carried by the blinking methods of the
different drive LEDs:
LED Type
Type of Blink
Ready
Drive Error
Tape Error
Use Cleaning
Cartridge
Off
Power is off, or there was a
failure during self-test.
No fault has been
detected.
No fault has been
detected.
Drive does not require
cleaning.
On
Ready for use.
N/A
N/A
Cleaning cartridge in
use; the Ready LED
will also flash.
Flashing
Active.
Unrecoverable
hardware failure.a
Tape cartridge is
faulty.b
Drive needs cleaning.c
Flashing Pattern
In OBDR mode.
N/A
N/A
N/A
a. A power cycle or a successful tape load will turn off the LED; but if the hardware fault is still present, it will come on again if the same
operation is performed.
b. This LED could come on for a number of reasons. Do not use the cartridge; replace it. The LED will go out when a new tape load is started.
c. The LED will continue to flash if power is cycled; it will only go out after an approved cleaning cartridge has been used.
Maintaining the HP Ultrium Tape Drive
HP Ultrium tape drives have been developed to require minimal cleaning. The amber
LED for Use Cleaning Cartridge will flash when the drive needs to be cleaned. Only
insert a cleaning cartridge into the drive when the LED indicates to do so.
Note: Drive cleaning should be performed using only approved HP
Ultrium cleaning cartridges; other cleaning cartridge formats will
not load or run.
To order approved cleaning cartridges from Spectra Logic, see
Purchasing Media and Cleaning Cartridges on page 16.
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Manually Cleaning the HP Ultrium Tape Drive Head
To clean your HP Ultrium tape drives, follow these steps:
Note: Use only HP Ultrium cleaning cartridges.
1. Power on the DAStape.
2. Carefully insert the cleaning tape into the drive with the window facing the top
of the drive.
The cleaning tape performs automatic cleaning; this takes approximately five
minutes.
Note: If the cartridge ejects immediately, it has either expired or it is not
an approved cleaning cartridge. In this case, discard the cartridge
and begin the cleaning procedure with a new cartridge.
During the cleaning cycle, the amber Use Cleaning Cartridge LED will remain on
and the green Ready LED will flash.
3. The drive ejects the cartridge when complete; remove the cleaning cartridge
from the drive.
Caution: Do not use the cleaning cartridge for more than the number of
specified cleaning cycles indicated on the cartridge label. Mark
the cleaning cartridge each time you use it or use backup
software to track cleaning cartridge usage.
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Caring for HP Ultrium Media
Choosing Media
Use only LTO Ultrium cartridges. Compatible media is recognizable by the Ultrium
logo, which is the same as the logo on the front of the drive.
Caring for HP Ultrium Media
In optimal environments, LTO cartridges are should last for 1,000,000 passes over any
part of the tape (this equals approximately 2,000 complete backup and restore
operations). These numbers should, however, be limited in harsher environments.
Caution: If you are using bar code labels, make sure that only one label is
attached to the label area.
Never use non-standard labels, and never attach anything to the
cartridge other than in the label area.
Using HP Ultrium Media
Only use LTO Ultrium media within its operating range requirements (see Appendix A.
Specifications). If you expose the media to conditions that exceed these limits, stabilize
the media before use. To do this, keep the media out of use in the operating
environment for at least 24 hours.
Storing HP Ultrium Media
Only store LTO Ultrium media within its operating range requirements (see Appendix
A. Specifications). Make sure that the environment is clean, and always store cartridges
in their plastic cases.
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Maximizing HP Ultrium Media Life
To maximize the life of your HP Ultrium media, follow these guidelines.
• Do not touch the surface of the tape inside the cartridge.
• Do not attempt to clean the tape path or the tape guides inside the cartridge.
• Do not expose the tapes to excessively dry or excessively humid conditions.
• Do not leave the cartridges in direct sunlight.
• Do not leave the cartridges in places where magnetic fields are present (such as
under telephones, next to monitors, or near transformers).
• Do not drop the cartridges or handle them roughly.
Avoiding Condensation
Condensation can cause problems for tape drives and media. To minimize the chance
of condensation, stay within specifications and observe the following guidelines.
• Make sure that the operating environment is stable (away from windows, doors,
and heating or cooling sources).
• Avoid leaving cartridges in severe temperature conditions (such as in a car).
• Avoid transferring data when the temperature is changing by more than 18oF (16oC)
per hour.
• If you bring a cold cartridge into a warm room, allow time for the cartridge to
adjust to room temperature before use (up to 24 hours).
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IBM Ultrium Generation 2 Tape Drives
IBM Ultrium Tape Drive LEDs
The IBM Ultrium tape drive has four light emitting diodes (LEDs) on the front of the
drive, as shown in Figure 5-1.
Single
character
display
Status
light
Unload
button
Figure 5-2 The IBM LTO-2 drive face, showing its LEDs.
Single-character display This LED presents a single-character code for:
• Error conditions and informational messages
• Diagnostic or maintenance functions (while in maintenance mode only)
Status light This LED provides information about the state of the drive. The light can be
green or amber, and (when lit) solid or flashing.
Unload button This button is used for ejecting tapes from the unit as well as for initiating
various maintenance functions.
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Getting Information from the LEDs
When the LED is off, it means that the unit has no power or is powered off.
The following table summarizes the information given by the blinking methods of the
status light LED:
LED Color
Indication
Green
Amber
Solid
The drive is powered on.
If a solid C appears in the single-character
display, the drive needs cleaning.
The drive is powering on or is in maintenance mode.
Flashing
The drive is reading from the tape, writing to the
tape, rewinding the tape, locating data on the
tape, loading the tape, or unloading the tape.
The status light also flashes green if the drive
contains a cartridge during the power-on cycle.
In this case, the drive completes writing the
current data and slowly rewinds the tape (the
process may take up to 13 minutes). The light
stops blinking when the drive completes the
recovery and is ready for a read or write
operation.
One of the following applies:
- If the light flashes once per second, an error occurred
and the tape drive or media may require service.
(Note the code on the single-character display, then
go to Error Conditions and Informational Messages on
page 31 to determine the action that is required.)
- If the light flashes twice per second, the tape drive is
updating firmware.
- If the light flashes four times per second, the tape
drive detected an error and is performing a firmware
recovery. It resets automatically.
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Getting Information from the Single-Character Display
Error Conditions and Informational Messages If multiple errors occur, the code with the highest
priority (represented by the lowest number) displays first. When the error is corrected,
the code with the next highest priority displays, and so on until no errors remain.
Code
Cause and Solution
0
No error occurred and no action is required. This code displays:
- When power is cycled.
- When diagnostics have finished running and no error occurred.
1
Cooling problem. The tape drive detected that the recommended operating temperature was exceeded.
Perform one or more of the following actions:
- Ensure that the cooling fan is rotating and is quiet.
- Remove any blockage that prevents air from flowing freely through the tape drive.
- Ensure that the operating temperature and airflow is within the specified range.
- If the operating temperature is within the specified range and the problem persists, replace the drive.
The error code clears when you power-off the tape drive or place it in maintenance mode.
2
Power problem. The tape drive detected that the externally supplied power is approaching the specified
voltage limits (the tape drive is still operating) or is outside the specified voltage limits (the tape drive is
not operating). Perform the following:
- Ensure that the power connector is properly seated.
- Ensure that the proper dc voltages are being applied within the tolerances allowed.
- If the proper voltages are being applied but the problem persists, replace the drive.
The error code clears when you power-off the tape drive or place it in maintenance mode.
Note: The single-character display is blank during normal operation.
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Diagnostics and Maintenance To initiate a function, you must be in maintenance mode. For
more information, see Functions of the Unload Button on page 33.
Codea
Function
Run Tape Drive Diagnostics
Runs tests and determines whether the drive can properly load and unload cartridges and read and write data.
1
Update Tape Drive Firmware from FMR Tape
Load updated firmware from a field microcode replacement (FMR) tape.
2
Create FMR Tape
Copies the drive’s FMR data to a scratch (blank) data cartridge.
3
Force a Drive Dump
Performs a dump of data (also known as saving a microcode trace).
4
Copy the Drive Dump to Tape (at Beginning of Tape)
Copies data from a drive dump (captured by using Function Code 4) to the beginning of a scratch (blank) tape.
5
Run SCSI Wrap Test
Performs a check of the SCSI circuitry from and to the SCSI connector.
6
Run RS-422 Wrap Test
Not available.
7
Unmake FMR Tape
Erases the FMR data on a scratch (blank) tape and rewrites the cartridge memory on the tape.
This turns the cartridge into a valid scratch data cartridge.
8
Display Error Code Log
Display the last 10 error codes, one at a time (the most recent is presented first and the oldest is presented last).
9
Clear Error Code Log
Erases the contents of the error code log.
A
Insert Cartridge into Tape Drive
This function cannot be selected by itself; it is a part of other functions that require a tape be loaded.
C
Test Cartridge & Media
Performs tests to ensure that a suspect cartridge and its magnetic tape are acceptable.
E
Fast Read/Write Test
Performs tests to ensure that the drive can read from and write to tape.
F
Test Head
Performs tests to ensure that the tape drive’s head and tape-carriage mechanics are working correctly.
H
Exit Maintenance Mode
The drive becomes available for reading and writing data.
0
a. The single-character display is blank during normal operation.
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Functions of the Unload Button
The Unload push button enables you to perform several functions. The following table
lists the functions and explains how to initiate them.
Function
How To Initiate
Rewind the tape into a cartridge
and eject the cartridge from the
tape drive.
Press the unload button once.
Note: During a rewind and eject operation, the drive will not accept SCSI
commands from the server.
Place the tape drive in
maintenance mode.
Ensure that the tape drive is unloaded. Then, within two seconds push the unload
button three times.
The drive is in maintenance mode when the status light becomes solid amber and
a 0 appears in the single-character display.
Note: While in maintenance mode, the drive will not accept SCSI commands from
the server.
Scroll through the
maintenance functions.
While in maintenance mode, push the unload button once per second to
increment the characters on the single-character display by one. When you reach
the character of the diagnostic or maintenance function that you want (see
Diagnostics and Maintenance on page 32), press and hold the unload button for
three seconds.
Exit maintenance mode.
Press the unload button once per second until a 0 appears in the single-character
display. Then press and hold the unload button for three seconds.
The drive has exited maintenance mode when the status light becomes solid
green and the single-character display becomes blank.
Note: If you press the Unload button during operation, the drive ends
the command that is being processed, then unloads and ejects the
tape. Depending on its location on the reel, the tape may take as
long as 20 minutes to completely rewind and eject.
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Maintaining the IBM Ultrium Tape Drive
Note: When cleaning the IBM Ultrium tape drive head, use only IBM LTO
Ultrium cleaning cartridges. You may use another LTO cleaning
cartridge, but it may not meet the standards of reliability
established by IBM.
To order approved cleaning cartridges from Spectra Logic, see
Purchasing Media and Cleaning Cartridges on page 16.
Cleaning the Drive Head
Clean the drive head whenever C displays on the single-character display and the status
light is solid green. IBM does not recommend that you clean the drive head on a
periodic basis, but only when C displays.
To clean the head:
1. Insert the cleaning cartridge into the tape load compartment.
The tape drive performs the cleaning automatically. The cleaning cycle takes less
than two minutes.
2. When the cleaning is finished, the drive ejects the cartridge. Remove the
cartridge.
Note: If you insert a cleaning cartridge when the drive does not need to
be cleaned or if you insert a cleaning cartridge that has expired,
the drive will automatically eject the cartridge.
The IBM LTO Ultrium cleaning cartridge is valid for 50 uses. Be sure to mark the
cartridge after each use to keep track of how many times it is used.
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Caring for IBM Ultrium Media
Caring for IBM Ultrium Media
Caution: Do not insert a damaged cartridge into the drive. A damaged
cartridge can interfere with the reliability of the drive and may
void the warranties of the drive and the cartridge.
Before inserting a tape cartridge, inspect the cartridge case, cartridge door, and writeprotect switch for breaks. Incorrect handling or an incorrect environment can damage
the LTO Ultrium tape cartridge or its magnetic tape. To avoid damage to your tape
cartridges and to ensure the continued high reliability of your drive, use the following
guidelines:
• Do not drop the cartridge. If the cartridge drops, slide the cartridge door back and
ensure that the leader pin is properly seated in the pin-retaining spring clips.
Inspect the rear of the cartridge (the part that you load first into the tape load
compartment) and ensure that there are no gaps in the seam of the cartridge case.
• Open only the cartridge door. Do not open any other part of the cartridge case. The
upper and lower parts of the case are held together with screws; separating them
destroys the usefulness of the cartridge.
• Do not handle tape that is outside the cartridge. Handling the tape can damage the
tape’s surface or edges, which may interfere with read or write reliability. Pulling on
tape that is outside the cartridge can damage the tape and the brake mechanism in
the cartridge.
• Before you use a cartridge, let it acclimate for at least 24 hours to the normal
operating environment.
• Ensure that all surfaces of a cartridge are dry before inserting it.
• Do not stack more than six cartridges.
• Do not expose the tape cartridge to moisture or direct sunlight.
• Do not degauss a tape cartridge that you intend to reuse. Degaussing makes the
tape unusable.
• Do not expose recorded or blank tape cartridges to stray magnetic fields (such as
terminals, motors, video equipment, X-ray equipment, or high-current cables or
power supplies). Such exposure can cause the loss of recorded data or make the
blank cartridge unusable.
• Maintain the environmental conditions specified in Appendix A. Specifications.
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Quantum SDLT 320 Tape Drives
SDLT 320 Tape Drive LEDs
The tape drive has three light emitting diodes, or LEDs, on the front of the drive, as
shown in Figure 5-3.
Drive
Density
Status
Cleaning
Required
Eject button
Infrared
Port
Figure 5-3 The SDLT drive sled, showing its faceplate and LEDs.
Density LED This amber LED indicates whether the tape in the drive is of the
SDLT-220 format or SDLT-320 format.
Status LED This green LED indicates the tape drive status.
Cleaning LED This yellow LED indicates cleaning requirements and functions.
Eject This button ejects the tape cartridge from the drive. When the button is pressed,
the drive completes any writing of data to the tape, and then ejects the cartridge.
Infrared Port This infrared port, also known as the Global Storage Link (GSLink),
provides a wireless remote testing base for customers and integrators to access system
diagnostic information.
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Getting Information from the LEDs
The following table summarizes the information carried by the blinking methods of the
different drive LEDs:
LED Type
Indication
Density
Status
Cleaning
Off
The tape in the drive is
SDLT-320 format.
The unit has not been turned on or is not plugged
into a power source.
Cleaning is not
required.
On
The tape in the drive is
SDLT-220 format.
The drive is idle. There may or may not be a cartridge
in the tape drive.
Cleaning is
required.
Blinking
N/A
The tape drive is in use. This includes:
• Calibrating, reading, writing, or rewinding the tape.
• Loading or unloading.
N/A
If the drive’s Status LED indicates possible errors with the data on that tape, the errors
may be caused by old media or physical damage to the media. Resolve the problem by
copying the data to another tape and discarding the old tape.
Maintaining the SDLT Tape Drive
Cleaning Status
The Cleaning Required (yellow) LED on the front panel indicates to the operator that
cleaning is needed.
Note: Use the SDLT cleaning tape if cleaning is indicated through your
backup software or when the yellow alert light is on. Do not clean
the drive unless the drive indicates that cleaning is necessary.
Once illuminated, the yellow LED stays lit until one of the following occurs:
• The drive is cleaned successfully.
• The drive is reset due to a firmware failure or firmware update.
• Power is cycled off and on.
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Cleaning the SDLT Tape Drive Head
The SDLT cleaning tape is housed in a plastic case, and is light gray in color. Use only
approved SDLT cleaning cartridges. To order these cartridges from Spectra Logic, see
Purchasing Media and Cleaning Cartridges on page 16.
A yellow LED located on the front bezel of the tape drive indicates when cleaning is
needed (the location of this LED is shown in Figure 5-3 on page 36).
Clean the DAStape as follows:
1. Power on the DAStape.
2. Carefully insert the cleaning tape into the drive with the window facing the top
of the drive.
3. The cleaning tape performs automatic cleaning and ejects the cartridge when
complete.
Note: Do not use the cleaning cartridge more than 20 times. Mark the
cleaning cartridge each time you use it or use backup software to
track cleaning cartridge usage.
Load Time for Cleaning Cartridge
Load (cycle) times for SDLT cleaning cartridges are as follows; these times are accurate
to ±20 seconds:
• Shortest load time (first pass of cleaning cartridge): 2 minutes 55 seconds
• Longest load time (20th pass of cleaning cartridge): 10 minutes 20 seconds
• Expired load time (expired cleaning tape): 4 minutes 30 seconds
On the last pass, the cleaning process stops, the tape is rewound, but the cartridge is
not ejected. If the tape is loaded again after the 20th pass, it winds all the way to the
end of the cartridge and back again without performing the cleaning sequence; the
tape does not eject.
Caution: Never use a DLT cleaning tape in an SDLT drive; DLT cleaning
tapes are incompatible with the SDLT heads.
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Caring for SDLT Media
Super DLTtape I cartridges are engineered to be reliable, robust, and durable. They are
manufactured to withstand 1,000,000 passes, and have a shelf life of 30 years. For best
results, follow these guidelines for media care:
• Protect cartridges from shock, vibration, moisture, and magnetic fields.
• Keep media in protective cases at all times.
• Store cartridges vertically when not in use.
• Use the sliding labels provided. Do not use adhesive labels and do not write on the
cartridge.
• Never touch the tape or tape leader. Dust and oils from your skin contaminate the
tape and affect performance.
• If you drop a cartridge, perform a visual media inspection before inserting it into
the drive.
Note: The safety of your data relies on proper care and handling of
media cartridges.
Refer to the environmental specifications provided in the plastic
cartridge case, or in Appendix A. Specifications on page 45, for
detailed media information.
Handling SDLT Tape Cartridges
Improper media handling is the primary reason for tape drive problems. Mishandled
and damaged cartridges lead to damaged drives. If the cartridge does not pass the
following criteria, do not use it.
To inspect a cartridge:
1. Inspect the exterior of the cartridge for physical damage, cracks, or broken
parts.
2. Gently shake the cartridge. Listen for rattling of loose pieces.
3. Check to make sure that both reel locks on the cartridge are visible. One reel
lock is located on the end of the cartridge that is inserted into the drive. The
other is on the bottom of the cartridge.
4. Confirm that the spring-loaded hub on the bottom of the cartridge is centered.
Press the hub to ensure that the spring is functioning properly.
5. Verify that the orange write-protect switch is enabled and undamaged.
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Conditioning Cartridges
Before use, the cartridge should be conditioned by exposure to the operating
environment for a time at least equal to the period during which it has been out of the
operating environment (up to a maximum of 24 hours).
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6 Warranty and Repair
This chapter reviews the DAStape warranty and Spectra Logic’s repair policies.
Limited Warranty
Spectra Logic warrants the DAStape unit to be in good working order for a period of
three full years from the date of shipment from Spectra Logic or an authorized Spectra
Logic dealer. Should this product fail to be in good working order at any time during
this three-year period, Spectra Logic will, at its option, repair or replace this product at
no additional charge except as follows:
Suspect parts sent to Spectra Logic will be repaired or replaced. Exchanged parts will
be either reconditioned or new at the option of Spectra Logic. This limited warranty
does not include:
• Service to repair damage resulting from accident
• Disaster, misuse, and abuse
• Non-Spectra Logic modification of the product including, but not limited to,
product expansion through plug-in additions except as provided by Spectra Logic
• Removal of serial number tags
• Physical damage caused by inadequate packaging
• Tape head cleaning performed on drives provided by Spectra Logic with a noncertified cleaning cartridge
• Drives purchased from vendors other than Spectra Logic
If any of the above conditions exist, Spectra Logic reserves the right to repair the unit
at the current fixed price of repair.
Warranty service can be acquired during the three-year period by shipping the product
to Spectra Logic with an invoice and Return Materials Authorization (RMA) number.
Note: No return can be accepted without an RMA number from Spectra
Logic Technical Support. Returns must be shipped prepaid in their
original packing containers; damage incurred in transit is not
covered by Spectra Logic's warranty.
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Spectra Logic makes no other warranties, expressed or implied, and specifically
disclaims any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use. If
this product is not in good working condition as warranted above, your sole remedy
shall be replacement or repair as provided above. In no event will Spectra Logic be
liable to you for any damages, including any lost profits, lost savings, or other
incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of or inability to use such
product, even if Spectra Logic has been advised of the possibility of such damages, or
for any claim by any other party.
Warranty Shipping
The DAStape unit must be returned in the original carton and packed with the original
packing material. Failure to do so will void the warranty. See the label on the inside lid
of the shipping container for instructions on packing the DAStape.
The purchaser is responsible for paying the shipping and insurance charges for
warranty goods to Spectra Logic. Spectra Logic will pay for shipping the repaired item
back to the purchaser.
International warranty repairs must be accompanied by a commercial invoice, a
packing slip, and a carrier waybill. The following must be written on the invoice:
GOODS OF U.S. ORIGIN, RETURN FOR WARRANTY REPAIR, VALUE FOR CUSTOMS USE ONLY.
Import duties assessed on incoming shipments will be prorated to the customer’s
account if proper documentation does not accompany the shipment.
Warranty Turnaround Time
A standard repair turnaround time is two weeks from receipt of the product. Spectra
Logic shall reserve the right to replace the unit if it cannot be repaired within the two
week time frame. A 48-hour turnaround is available for an additional charge.
Warranty Provisions for Units Located in Europe
Spectra Logic has implemented special arrangements for honoring warranties on
libraries located in Europe. Please contact Spectra Logic Technical Support for details.
Out-of-Warranty Repairs
Contact Technical Support for the current fixed repair price for DAStape. The repair is
warranted for ninety days from the date the unit is shipped to a customer.
Out-of-Warranty Shipping
All non-warranty units will be shipped back to the purchaser as determined by the
purchaser. Shipping charges to and from Spectra Logic are the responsibility of the
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purchaser. International customers with non-warranty units are responsible for
customs and duties charges coming into the United States as well as charges on
returned products into their own countries.
Out-of-Warranty Turnaround Time
The non-warranty turnaround time is two weeks from receipt of the unit. An expedited
turnaround of 48 hours is available for an additional fee. Spectra Logic reserves the
right to either repair or replace the unit.
QuickSwap Service
QuickSwap service enables the North American user of a new DAStape to receive
replacement parts or a replacement unit in a timely manner. The program includes:
• Access to a Spectra Logic Technical Support representative any business day (not
including evenings, weekends or holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain
Time (MT).
• Upon verification that the unit has malfunctioned, the replacement parts or unit will
be shipped to the customer. If Spectra Logic receives notification before 2:30 p.m.
MT for the unit (and 4:30 p.m. MT for parts), the shipment will go out that same
day.
• The replacement is shipped ground delivery via a carrier and service deemed
appropriate by Spectra Logic. The customer has the option to upgrade to priority
delivery for an additional charge. Check with Spectra Logic Technical Support
personnel for details.
This program covers the product for the original return-to-factory period (three years
from the date of shipment) at no cost to the customer.
Advanced Service Options
There are three advanced technical support services available on a contractual basis.
• Advanced Replacement Service
• Next Business Day On-Site Service
• Four-Hour On-Site Service
Please contact Technical Support for the contract pricing for these options.
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Contacting Spectra Logic
Information
Web Site
http://www.spectralogic.com
Technical Assistance
Technical Support Phone
United States: (800) 227-4637 or (303) 449-0160
Europe: +44 (0) 870 112 2185
Technical Support E-Mail
support@spectralogic.com
Knowledge Base
http://www.spectralogic.com/support/kbase/index.cfm
RMA Number for Equipment Service and Returns
Technical Support Phone
United States: (800) 227-4637 or (303) 449-0160
Europe: +44 (0) 870 112 2185
Technical Support E-Mail
support@spectralogic.com
Shipping Information
To ship the DAStape for any reason, reverse the procedure in Unpacking the DAStape,
making sure to use the original packaging materials.
The following table lists the size and weight of the DAStape for shipping purposes.
DAStape 100
DAStape 200
Height
3.5 in. (8.9 cm)
5.9 in. (15.0 cm)
Width
7.4 in. (18.8 cm)
9.8 in. (24.9 cm)
Depth
11.5 in. (29.2 cm)
13.5 in. (34.3 cm)
Weight
8.5 lbs. (3.9 kg)
15 lbs. (6.8 kg)
Caution: Do not ship the DAStape with a cartridge in the tape drive.
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Appendix A. Specifications
This appendix contains the following information:
• DAStape Power Requirements
• DAStape Environmental Specifications
• Sony AIT Specifications
• HP LTO Ultrium Generation 1 Specifications
• IBM LTO Ultrium Generation 2 Specifications
• Quantum SDLT 320 Specifications
DAStape Power Requirements
Power requirements for DAStape are summarized in the table below.
Source
Requirements
Input Voltage
115/230 Volts AC
1.0/.5 A
Input Power
90 Watts minimum
120 Watts maximum
Input Frequency
50/60 Hz
Power Cable
The power cable included with DAStape is a standard, three conductor, 18 AWG power
cord safe for 120-volt use in the United States and Canada. The cable has a molded
NEMA 5-15P male connector to plug in the wall and a molded IEC 60320-type female
connector to plug in the DAStape unit.
Note: To use the DAStape unit outside of the United States or Canada,
the power cord must meet the specifications for that country.
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220 Volt-AC Power Cord for Use in North America
The criteria for a U.S. and Canadian 220-volt AC power cord for the DAStape are as
follows:
• Power cord must have a molded NEMA 6-15P attachment plug on one end.
• Power cord must have a molded IEC 60320-type female connector to connect to the
DAStape unit.
• Cordage must be SJT type, three-conductor, 18 AWG minimum.
• Power cord must comply with local electrical code.
220 Volt-AC Power Cord for International Use
The criteria for an international 220-volt AC power cord are as follows:
• Power cord must have an attachment plug of the proper type, rating, and safety
approval for the intended country.
• Power cord must have a molded IEC 60320-type female connector to connect to the
DAStape.
• Cord must be a flexible, HAR (harmonized) type H05VV-F, three conductor, cord
with minimum conductor size of 0.03 square inches (1.0 square millimeter).
DAStape Environmental Specifications
Place the DAStape unit and media in a reasonably controlled environment that does
not exceed the environment limits listed in the table below.
Condition
Minimum
Maximum
Ambient Operating Temperature
2° C
30° C
Storage Temperature
-40° C
65° C
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
20%
80%
Max. wet bulb temperature
N/A
26° C
Altitude
0 m (sea level)
3,000 m (9,842 ft)
To allow for proper cooling and to maintain the proper temperature of the DAStape,
leave at least six (6) inches of open space behind the unit.
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Sony AIT Specifications
Drive Specifications
The following table summarizes the specifications for Sony AIT drives.
Parameter
AIT-2 Specification a
AIT-3 Specification a
MTBF
300,000 hours @ 100% duty cycle
400,000 hours @ 100% duty cycle
Average file access time
Less than 27 seconds
Less than 27 seconds
Uncorrectable error rate
Less than 1 x 10-17 bits
Less than 1 x 10-17 bits
Sustained transfer rate b
6 MB/sec native (15 MB/sec compressed)
12 MB/sec native (31 MB/sec compressed)
Burst transfer ratec
40 MB/sec Synchronous maximum
160 MB/sec Synchronous maximum
a.
b.
c.
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Compression thoughput and capacity depends on the type of data.
The actual burst data transfer rate is limited by the performance of the SCSI host bus adapter, the SCSI bus interface controller, and
the buffer control hardware of the drive.
Media Specifications
The table below lists the capacities of the different types of AIT tape cartridges.
Tape Type
Length
Capacity a
AIT-2 (SDX2-36C)
170 meters
36 GB native (94 GB compressed with ALDC)
AIT-2 (SDX2-50C)
230 meters
50 GB native (130 GB compressed with ALDC)
AIT-3 (SDX3-100C)
230 meters
100 GB native (260 GB compressed with ALDC)
a.
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Environmental Specifications
The table below lists the environmental specifications of AIT tape cartridges.
Factor a
Operating Environment
Operating temperature b
+41°F to +104°F
Operating humidity
20% to 80% non-condensing
Maximum wet bulb temperature
+77°F (+25°C)
a.
b.
(+5°C to +40°C)
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
The upper limit applies to the drive, not to the DAStape. Be sure there is adequate air flow around DAStape at all times.
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HP LTO Ultrium Generation 1 Specifications
Drive Specifications
Parameter
Specification a
MTBF
250,000 hours @ 100% duty cycle
Average file access time
71 seconds
Uncorrectable error rate
1 x 10-17 bits
Sustained transfer rate b
7.5 MB/sec native
15 MB/sec compressed
Burst transfer ratec
80 MB/sec synchronous maximum
a.
b.
c.
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Compression thoughput and capacity depends on the type of data.
The actual burst data transfer rate is limited by the performance of the SCSI host bus adapter, the SCSI bus
interface controller, and the buffer control hardware of the drive.
Media Specifications
The table below lists the capacity of HP LTO-1 tape cartridges.
Tape Type
Capacity a
LTO Ultrium Generation 1
100 GB native (200 GB compressed with LTO-DC)
a.
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Environmental Specifications
The table below lists the environmental specifications of HP LTO-1 tape cartridges.
Factor a
Operating Environment b
Temperature
+50°F to +95°F (+10°C to +35°C)
Relative Humidity
20% - 80% non-condensing
a.
b.
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
The upper limit applies to the drive, not to the DAStape. Be sure there is adequate air flow around
DAStape at all times.
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Appendix A. Specifications
IBM LTO Ultrium Generation 2 Specifications
Drive Specifications
Parameter
Specification a
Average file access time
65 seconds
Uncorrectable error rate
1 x 10-17 bits
Sustained transfer rate b
35 MB/sec native
70 MB/sec compressed
Burst transfer ratec
80 MB/sec Synchronous maximum
a.
b.
c.
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Compression thoughput and capacity depends on the type of data.
The actual burst data transfer rate is limited by the performance of the SCSI host bus adapter, the SCSI bus
interface controller, and the buffer control hardware of the drive.
Media Specifications
The table below lists the capacity of IBM LTO-2 tape cartridges.
Tape Type
Capacity a
LTO Ultrium Generation 2
200 GB native (400 GB compressed with DLZ)
a.
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Environmental Specifications
The table below lists the environmental specifications of IBM LTO-2 tape cartridges.
Factor a
Operatingb
Operational Storage
Archival Storage
Shipping
Temperature
+50°F to +113°F
(+10°C to +45°C)
+61°F to +90°F
(+16°C to +32°C)
+61°F to +77°F
(+16°C to +25°C)
-9°F to +120°F
(-23°C to +49°C)
10% - 80%
20% - 80%
20% - 50%
5% - 80%
+79°F (+26°C)
+79°F (+26°C)
+79°F (+26°C)
+79°F (+26°C)
Relative
Humidity
Wet Bulb
Temperature
a.
b.
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
The upper limit applies to the drive, not to the DAStape. Be sure there is adequate air flow around DAStape at all times.
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Appendix A. Specifications
Quantum SDLT 320 Specifications
Drive Specifications
Parameter
Specification a
MTBF
250,000 hours @ 100% duty cycle
Average file access time
70 seconds
Uncorrectable error rate
1 x 10-17 bits
Sustained transfer rate b
16 MB/sec native
32 MB/sec compressed
Burst transfer ratec
80 MB/sec Synchronous maximum
a.
b.
c.
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Compression thoughput and capacity depends on the type of data.
The actual burst data transfer rate is limited by the performance of the SCSI host bus adapter, the SCSI bus
interface controller, and the buffer control hardware of the drive.
Media Specifications
The table below lists the capacity of SDLT tape cartridges.
Tape Type
Capacity a
Super DLTtape 1
160 GB native (320 GB compressed with DLZ)
a.
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Environmental Specifications
The table below lists the environmental specifications of SDLT tape cartridges.
Factor a
Operating Environment b
Storage Environment
Temperature
+50°F to +95°F (+10°C to +35°C)
+61°F to +90°F (+16°C to +32°C)
Relative Humidity
20% - 80% non-condensing
20% - 80% non-condensing
a.
b.
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
The upper limit applies to the drive, not to the DAStape. Be sure there is adequate air flow around DAStape at all
times.
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Appendix B. Regulatory and Safety Notices
This appendix lists the following regulatory and safety notices:
• Safety Agency Standards
• FCC Notice
• Japan VCCI-A
• EU Declaration of Conformity
Safety Agency Standards
The DAStape unit complies with the following regulatory and safety standards, and
bears the CE and VCCI marks:
• EN 60950-1: 2002
• CSA/UL 60950
FCC Notice
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is
operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his
own expense.
Shielded cables are required for this device to comply with FCC rules.
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Appendix B. Regulatory and Safety Notices
Japan VCCI-A
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Appendix B. Regulatory and Safety Notices
EU Declaration of Conformity
We,
Spectra Logic Corporation
1700 North 55th Street
Boulder, Colorado 80301 USA
declare under sole responsibility that Spectra Logic’s DAStape, to which this declaration
relates, meets the essential health and safety requirements and is in conformity with
the EU Directives listed below using the relevant section of the following EU standards
and other normative documents:
EU Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC
Essential health and safety requirements relating to electrical equipment designed
for use within certain voltage limits.
EN 55022 (CISPER 22) Class A
Limits and methods of measurements of radio interference characteristics of
information technology equipment.
EN 60950 (IEC 60950)
Safety requirements of information technology equipment including electrical
machines.
EN 61000-4-2 (1995)
Electrostatic discharge requirements for industrial process measurement and control
equipment.
EN 61000-4-3 (1996),
ENV 50204 (1995)
Radiated electromagnetic field requirements for industrial process measurement and
control equipment.
EN 61000-4-4 (1995)
Electrically fast transients for industrial process measurement and control
equipment.
EN 61000-4-5 (1995)
Electrical surge immunity for industrial process measurement and control
equipment.
EN 61000-4-6 (1996)
Conducted radio frequency immunity for industrial process measurement and control
equipment.
EN 61000-4-8 (1993)
Power frequency magnetic field immunity for industrial process measurement and
control equipment.
EN 61000-4-11 (1994)
Immunity to voltage dips, interruptions and variations for industrial process
measurement and control equipment.
EN 61000-3-2 (1998)
Power Line Harmonics, Class A.
EN 61000-3-3 (1998)
Power Line Flicker.
EU EMC Directive 89/336/EEC
Essential health and safety requirements relating to electromagnetic compatibility.
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Appendix B. Regulatory and Safety Notices
The DAStape complies with all safety-relevant provisions referring to:
• Protection against electrical hazards
• Protection against hazards such as:
•
•
•
•
Mechanical hazards
Fire hazards
Noise
Vibration
The CE marking has been affixed on the device according to Article 10 of the EU
Directive 89/336/EEC and 73/23/EEC.
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Index
A
about
AIT tape drives 17
DAStape 7
LTO-1 tape drives 24
LTO-2 tape drives 29
SDLT tape drives 36
this user guide 7
AC power 45
accessories
included 10
purchasing additional 16
AIT cleaning cartridges
ordering 16
using 20
AIT media
maintenance 21
purchasing 16
specifications 47
AIT tape drives
about 17
cleaning 20
LEDs 18, 19
specifications 47
using 17
C
cautions
as conventions 7
DAStape 4
media 4
cleaning
AIT tape drives 20
LTO-1 tape drives 26
LTO-2 tape drives 34
SDLT tape drives 38
configuring DAStape 12
contact information
Spectra Logic 2, 44
conventions used in this guide 7
D
DAStape
about 7
accessories
included 10
purchasing additional 16
cautions 4
configuring 12
environment 9
environmental specifications 46
installation 9
repair policy 41
returns 44
service 44
shipping 44
unpacking 10
using 15
warnings 4
warranty 41
drives (see drive type)
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Index
E
L
e-mail Spectra Logic
ordering media 16
technical support 44
environmental specifications
AIT tape drives 47
DAStape 46
LTO-1 tape drives 48
LTO-2 tape drives 49
SDLT tape drives 50
LEDs
AIT tape drive 18
LTO-1 tape drive 24
LTO-2 tape drive 29
SDLT tape drive 36
legal
license 3
limited warranty 41
notices 2
repair policy 41
license, legal 3
limited warranty 41
LTO-1 cleaning cartridges
ordering 16
using 26
LTO-1 media
maintenance 27
purchasing 16
specifications 48
LTO-1 tape drives
about 24
cleaning 26
LEDs 24, 25
specifications 48
using 25
LTO-2 cleaning cartridges
ordering 16
using 34
LTO-2 media
maintenance 35
purchasing 16
specifications 49
LTO-2 tape drives
about 29
cleaning 34
LEDs 29, 30, 31
specifications 49
using 31, 32, 33
F
fax Spectra Logic 2
H
hardware environment 9
high voltage
warning 4
HP LTO-1 (see LTO-1)
I
IBM LTO-2 (see LTO-2)
installation
DAStape 9
environment 9
K
Knowledge Base 44
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Index
power
cable 45
DAStape requirements 45
international requirements 46
US requirements 46
warning 4
M
maintenance
AIT media 21
cleaning tape drives 20
LTO-1 media 27
LTO-2 media 35
SDLT media 39
media
AIT specifications 47
caution 4
LTO-1 specifications 48
LTO-2 specifications 49
purchasing 16
SDLT specifications 50
Q
Quantum SDLT (see SDLT)
R
repair policy 41
out-of-warranty 42
requirements
DAStape power 45
RMA numbers
contacting technical support 44
N
notes
as conventions 7
notices, legal 2
S
O
SDLT cleaning cartridges
ordering 16
using 38
SDLT media
maintenance 39
purchasing 16
specifications 50
SDLT tape drives
about 36
cleaning 38
LEDs 36, 37
specifications 50
shipping
DAStape 44
under warranty 42
out-of-warranty repairs 42
P
phone Spectra Logic 2
sales 16
technical support 44
policies
limited warranty 41
repair 41
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Index
specifications
AIT media 47
AIT tape drives 47
DAStape environment 46
DAStape power 45
LTO-1 media 48
LTO-1 tape drives 48
LTO-2 media 49
LTO-2 tape drives 49
SDLT media 50
SDLT tape drives 50
Spectra Logic
contacting 2
Knowledge Base 44
sales 16
technical support 44
e-mail 44
phone 44
Web site 16, 44
using
AIT tape drives 17
DAStape 15
LTO-1 tape drive 25
LTO-2 tape drives 31, 32, 33
V
voltage
warning 4
W
warnings
AC power 4
as conventions 7
DAStape 4
high voltage 4
warranty 41
shipping 42
Web site
Spectra Logic 2, 16, 44
Knowledge Base 44
T
tape drives
(also see drive type)
about DAStape drives 7
technical support
contacting 44
Knowledge Base 44
RMA numbers 44
warranty policies 41
troubleshooting
Knowledge Base 44
U
unpacking the DAStape 10
user guide
intent 7
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