Quantum DLT8000 Tape Drive Setup

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Craystone Investments Ltd
149a Chorley New Road, Horwich
Bolton, BL6 5QE.
Tel: 01204 396301
Fax: (0)1204 396301
Email: info@craystone.co.uk

www.craystone.co.uk

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DLT 8000 Performance (retired product)

The DLT8000 is now a retired Quantum product, and is no longer available new.  However, we can offer refurbished units available for sale with 12 months RTB warranty.  We also offer a fix price repair service for your faulty or broken DLT8000 tape drive.  Repairs are quick (usually 2-3 days, a same day service is also available for extra cost) and warranted for six months  Please contact us for details.

DLT8000 Jumper Settings

The DLT 8000 has three configurable options that may require modification based on user requirements. These options are:

SCSI ID (Default setting = ID 5)
Parity checking (Default = parity checking enabled)
TERMPWR (Termination power, default = enabled)

The following provides information on how to change these settings, refer to the drive diagrams provided to insure proper orientation.

To Set SCSI ID

Bare, Rack Mountable Drive

To change SCSI ID orient yourself to the drive as seen in figure 1-1 (drive front to your right). The SCSI ID block has 10 pins arranged in two rows of 5, top row is odd numbered and the bottom row is even. Set the ID values according to chart 1-1 by placing a jumper across the appropriate set of pins. Please note that for this block setting to register with the drive a jumper must be in place across pins 9-10.

Tabletop Drive

Use the thumb wheel switch found at the back of the drive and set the number to the ID required.

To Set Parity

Bare, Rack Mountable Drive
To change parity setting orient yourself to the drive as seen in figure 1-2 (drive front to your left). By default, the drive comes with parity checking enabled. In order to disable parity checking, place a jumper across pins 1-2 of the specified jumper block. To enable parity remove the jumper, if present, from pins 1-2.

Tabletop Drive
Parity checking can only be disabled by an authorized service provider.

To Set TERMPWR

Bare, Rack Mountable Drive
To change TERMPWR orient yourself to the drive as seen in figure 1-2 (drive front to your left). Please note that it is recommended that this jumper remain in place as all devices can provide TERMPWR. If required, to disable TERMPWR remove the jumper across pins 3-4. To enable TERMPWR place a jumper across pins 3-4.

Tabletop Drive
TERMPWR can only be disabled by an authorized service provider.

 

How to perform a BHC (Basic Health Check) test from the DLT8000 front panel?

To perform a Basic Health Check (BHC) test from the DLT8000 front panel:

  1. Press and hold the Density Select button until the top two Density Indicators LEDs (1.0/15.0 & 20.0) on the left side of the panel light up.
  2. Release the the Density Select button and press it once.
  3. Result: The top two indicators should start to flash in unison to indicate that the BHC test has been started.

BHC PASS
The top four density LEDs will light and remain solid for approximately five seconds then will return to their original state.

BHC FAIL
The top four Density Indicators will flash in unison for approximately five seconds then will return to their original state.

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Craystone Investments Ltd, 149a Chorley New Road, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 5QE
Tel - 01204 396301   Fax - 01204 396301
Email: info@craystone.co.uk   www.craystone.co.uk