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When trying to format new drive we get UNRECOVERABLE DATA ERROR

Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Okay guys - 500 pointer.

We have a backup server with a Compaq DLT7000 tape drive. Recently the drive failed, and we have just had a new replacement fitted by Compaq. However, when we now try to format a tape in the drive we are getting an error which says "Unrecoverable Data Error" - this is using fresh tapes, straight out the box.

Have I missed something, or is the new drive fubbared as well?
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