PowerVault 124T LTO-2 Veritas 10.d Certance tape drive Adaptec 39160 dual port Dell Power edge 2800 perc4e/di raid controller 2GB ram Server 2003 Dell Drivers Autoloader V31.0 Drive 1826 We also tried the Veritas drivers The Dell provided SCSI cable is 4 Meters long
Veritas writes with compression about 270GB per tape and generates 3500 soft write errors. We have tried multiple tape brands Dell, Fuji and Maxell. Pre-zipped data generates a lot less soft write errors. Tape drive has been cleaned multiple times.
What do we need to fix to stop the soft write errors ?