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Adaptec SCSI 39160 - Dell PowerVault 100T - SCSI Errors

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Hello All -

I have this scenario: Windows 2000 Server SP4, Adaptec 39160 SCSI Card, PowerVault 100t. DAT72.

I keep getting these errors in the even log:

The device, \Device\Scsi\adpu160m1, did not respond within the timeout period.  


The device, \Device\Tape0, has a bad block. (i get 4 of these).

The drive has the latest firmware, as does the Adaptec SCSI card. (3.10.0). Veritas has SP2 installed (made no difference). I have tried 5 Tapes and "There all Bad" The tape drive has the cleaning light on (even though its been cleaned six times with 2 different tapes).

The scsi cable, drive, have been replaced. the terminator light is a steday green. there is nothing else connected to this card and i have tried both channels.

I have seen this exact problem before and replaced the card with an LSI Logic card. Which fixed the error, but i dont think the scsi card is bad.  

I cannot use NT backup or i keep getting the same errors, I have also disabled Removeable Storage (but had it enabled for NT backup test).

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance, this is driving me nuts!
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