Why is the Drive Assessment test recommended?
The Drive Assessment test automates HP engineering expertise to accurately
determine the health of your drive. The test evaluates whether or not a
specific drive/tape combination will perform backups and restores as
HP recommends that you use a known good (preferably new) tape to ensure
that the test is measuring the health of the drive rather than the quality of
If the test passes, the drive is fine. If the test fails using a good tape, this
indicates a faulty drive. Contact support in this case.
If the drive is okay and a problem remains, examine other system
components or the overall configuration to determine the location of the