DLT 40/80 Internal Tape Drive Lights
Posted on 2006-07-20
I bought a Compaq Proliant ML370 server from eBay for $100. It came with an internal SCSI DLT 40/80 GB tape drive. I haven't used the tape drive yet but I am not sure if it will work. All the lights are flashing.
The following indicators are flashing:
Write Protected - Flashing Red
Tape In Use - Flashing Orange
Use Cleaning Tape - Flashing Orange
Green: Operate Handle
Does this mean the tape drive is hosed, or what else could it be? Would a simple cleaning clear all the errors? How can I test this drive out?