Figure 18 Apply the label within the recessed area
The bar code label should only be applied as shown, with the alphanumeric portion facing the hub
side of the tape cartridge. Never apply multiple labels onto a cartridge because extra labels can
cause the cartridge to jam in a tape drive.
Write-protecting tape cartridges
All rewriteable data cartridges have a write-protect switch to prevent accidental erasure or overwriting
of data. Before loading a cartridge into the device, make sure the write-protect switch on the front of
the cartridge is in the desired position.
Slide the switch to the left to allow the device to write data to the cartridge (see
Slide the switch to the right to write-protect the cartridge. An indicator, such as a red mark or small
padlock, is visible showing that the cartridge is write-protected (see
Figure 19 Write-protecting the data cartridge
3. Write-protect switch
5. Insertion arrow
Tape cartridges and magazines
4. Bar code label