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Tape backup solutions

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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stedmundsCommented:
Taken from the internet

"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."

from http://www.itjungle.com/fhs/fhs050107-story04.html
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Brum07Commented:
It does depend on your tape drive but generally yes.

Regards
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ealcanizCommented:
Always.
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cduvall5460Author Commented:
is it similar to the principle of a DVDROM can read a CD but a CDROM cannot read a DVD?
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Brum07Commented:
Yes thats about it.
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