tape drive utility testing

i have a seagate 20 gig drive compressed
i used to know of a utility a small EXE file from seagate provided to test your drive with....i cannot seem to find it on thier website.
the closest i can find is this.

but these dont show my tape drive listed?

the tape drive ran fine for months now and all of sudden msbackup on small business server failed with a general error so i changed tapes and no luck the drive is listed under device manager but seems to be having issues writing data or so msbackup does...

i know seagate had a small testing program for finding if the problem was a hardware or software issue
please help me
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Zuhir ElgmatiConnect With a Mentor Applications and Systems AdministratorCommented:
i suggest to use good Hardware utility to test your hardware ...try  Sandra sisoft : http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/downloads/2129001/sisoft-sandra-lite-2005
have a look here : http://www.scsitoolbox.com/products/TapeManufacturingModule.asp

looks like a fine tool and you can download a 10-day trial.

good luck,

If I'm not mistaken seagate tapes are the travan types and they went over to colorado to HP, so look on the HP site. I also don't know if such a tool exists for XP, you might have to get it for win98:


aot2002Author Commented:
no rindi
your tools work only with HP drives i just tested it
thanks though
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