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  1. Maybe I just have a couple bad tapes, but I was wondering why...

     

    I have an AIT-2 (SDX2-50C) tape that I erase in my G4 running OS 9 with Retrospect 5.x and it erases the tape and says it is empty and I erase it just to double-make sure.

     

    If I reboot the same Mac in OS X 10.5 and fire up Retrospect 6.1, it shows the same tape in yellow and won't let me erase the tape.

     

    Why is this? Maybe I need to do a 'long erase' when in OS 9 on the tape?

     

    Thanks

  2. Mac user switching from Retrospect 5 Mac to Retrospect 6 for Mac.

     

    Running Retrospect 6.1.230 with driver update 6.1.16.100

     

     

    1) I noticed that there were a few AIT tapes that I could not erase. In Retrospect the 'Erase' button was greyed out for some of them.

     

    Seemed like the tapes I could erase showed a blue colored tape icon. The other tapes I could not erase had a yellow tape icon.

     

    The tapes were not set to 'read only' mode.

     

     

     

    2) Maybe things work different in v6, but I can't click on a tape and click 'Scan Selected' since it is greyed out.

     

    So what I ended up doing was clicking on the icon for the AIT drive itself and just have it scan all tapes which doesn't seem right, since sometimes I only want to scan one particular tape.

     

    My AIT drive:

    Sony LIB-D81 Version 0101 Driver: Sony Library 5.03

     

    It's AIT Drive Sony SDX-700C Version 0202 Sony AIT-3 DC 5.03

     

    Here is a screenshot when I try to erase a tape:

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/155505/retrosopect.png

  3. Does anyone know if my Sony AIT external 8 slot autoloader, model LIB-D81 is supported with my Retrospect 5.1.177 for OS 9?

     

    Retrospect shows in the 'Device Status':

    SCSI ID: 0

    Vendor: Sony

    Product: LIB-D81

    Version 0104

    Driver: (no driver)

     

     

    My computer works fine recognizing my other tape drive when I have it hooked up - an external 4 tape SONY AIT-2 autoloader (TSL-500c I think is the model).

     

    Thanks!

     

     

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