I'm having trouble with NT backup giving hardware errors whilst backing up onto Sony SDT-11000 drives. 3 units are displaying the same problem on different PC's. At some point during the backup I get a reported hardware failure in the report log:-
Error: The device reported an error on a request to write data to media.
Error reported: Hardware failure.
I replaced the drive with a DDS3 unit and that over the period of a couple of weeks that worked OK so I guessed the software and SCSI controller appeared to be functioning correctly.
I then got a replacement DDS4 drive and then that started to display the same problems as before i.e. hardware errors during the backup. My question is that the SCSI controller card came with a standard 68pin cable. Am I incorrectly configured regarding the SCSI setup? Should I be using a 68pin cable with a terminator at the end? I didn't with the DDS3 and that seemed to work fine with the supplied cable mentioned above.
Other thoughts are about if the compression dip switches need to be changed?
I'm, clutching at straws as you might have guessed but I can't believe 3 brand new DAT drives would fail in this way.
Tried a number of new tapes too.