TapeAlert is the street-name for the ANSI specification that governs hardware diagnostics for tape drives, libraries and autochangers. It was “invented” by HP, and well established as an industry spec. Pretty much everything from IBM half-million dollar robotic systems to consumer-class entry-level DAT drives from HP support the spec. More information on the spec can be found at the TAPEALERT.ORG Read more…
Archive for the ‘Tapes/Changers/Libraries’ Category
January 17th, 2009 No comments
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- SANtool storage diagnostic device (Pre-announcement)
- Microsoft told to pay $388 million over piracy patent
- Failure rates and MTBFs calculated on 2400 hours usage annually
- How to contact Seagate 24×7 critical data recovery services
- Seagate boot-of-death analysis – nothing but overhyped FUD
- Disk failures in the real world: What does MTBF of 1M hrs mean to you?
- Seagate boot-of-death firmware “in validation”
- Seagate’s boot-of-death identification software now offline
- Seagate boot-of-death class-action lawsuit?
- Using Seagate’s online tool to see if your disk is destined to become a brick.
- Alert! Seagate barracuda & DiamondMax drives are dying en masse due to firmware bug. Seagate reacts.
- How do you diagnose problems with tape drives and/or autochangers?
- How to disable UAC prompt for specific application
- Google disk reliability paper
- Disk drive temperature coolers may be waste of money.