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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?



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


    Running Retrospect 6.1.230 with driver update



    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:


  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).





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