THANKS so much for the reply!
-We are using LTO4 Tapes on a single, standalone LTO4 Ultrium Drive. That is what we have always used without issue to this point.
-Data transfer speeds were 508.5 MB/m. Not sure if that is low, but that is usually what we get.
-I did look at the log of the archive I tried doing and I did notice that I got the error: "Drive reported failure: dirty heads, bad media, etc" I rand the cleaning tape trough it twice, keeping in mind I also did it Monday, then I ran a tape last night and had the same issue with the same error.
If the drive is "going", and its about 3 years old, do you have any recommendations on a new one? One that will allow us to unarchive our current LTO 4 tapes, but get higher capacity on new tapes like LTO5/6?
THANKS so much in advance for your time!