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IBM R30 Operator's Manual: Recommendations; Types Of 4 Mm Tape Cartridges

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Attention: Tape cartridges that do not carry the proper DDS symbol cannot be written to
and their use will cause the 4 mm tape drive to report an error.
Use only 4 mm Digital Data Storage (DDS) cartridges.
Attention: Use of other than recommended cleaning cartridges can damage your tape drive
and will void the drive warranty.
Clean the tape path by using the recommended cleaning cartridge. Follow the instructions
on the cartridge.
Back up and then discard any tape cartridge that repeatedly produces error messages.
The error information is in the system error log.
Do not open the door on the data cartridge that covers the tape. This door protects the
magnetic tape material from dirt, dust, and damage.
Do not operate in a dusty environment.
Do not touch the tape material. Any substance transferred to the tape by touching it could
cause loss of data.

Types of 4 mm Tape Cartridges

The 4 mm tape drive is shipped with three 4 mm cartridges to help start your tape
operations immediately. Refer to Appendix A for tape cartridge part numbers.
4 mm Data Cartridge:
4 mm Diagnostic Cartridge:
Cleaning Cartridge:
Use this non-labeled cartridge for saving or restoring your
programs or data. Additional data cartridges can be ordered.
Use this specially labeled cartridge to perform diagnostics on
the drive. Do not use it to save or restore programs or data.
Use this cartridge for cleaning the 4 mm tape path. For more
information, see "Cleaning the Tape Path on the 4.0GB 4 mm
Tape Drive" on page 2-42.
Using the CPU-Media Enclosure
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