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Are LTO-3 and LTO-4 tape drives backward compatible as far as reading from an older LTO-2 tape medium?
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"Another common element to all LTO 4 is backward compatibility. All LTO 4 drives can read and write LTO 3 cartridges, and can read LTO 2 cartridges (but can't write to them). It's probably not wise to try loading a first-generation LTO cartridge into an LTO 4 drive."

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It does depend on your tape drive but generally yes.

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Always.
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is it similar to the principle of a DVDROM can read a CD but a CDROM cannot read a DVD?
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Yes thats about it.
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