How do I check the health of my data cartridge? (LTO only)
1. Load the data cartridge into an LTO drive of known good health.
Generate a support ticket
3. Go to Detailed Device information > Tape at address > (loaded
tape) > Cartridge Health in the support ticket and examine the
margins. Check the following information:
a. Data on tape measures the quality of the data written on the
b. Drive measurements measures the quality of the data as
viewed by the drives that wrote it.
c. Write/read life shows the age of the tape from a data volume
d. Load/unload life shows the age of the tape from a load/unload
If any of these categories display questionable information, there may
be an issue with the tape. Repeat the procedure with a trusted, good
quality tape to compare results.
for that drive.