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Supported Tape device attached to Windows system through Adaptec USB2Xchange


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Hi,

 

I have a Retrospect supported Archive Python DAT (DDS-4) SCSI tape drive attached to a Windows system (W2K Server) using an Adaptec USB2Xchange "doggle". The Windows device manger see the tape device, as does the removable storage manager and the Windows Backup application, but Retrospect 6.5 does not? Has anyone used an Adpatec USBXchange to attach a tape device to a Windows system and have Retrospect recognize it?

 

Thanks.

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Hi

 

Chances are it won't work. Those adapters tend to foul up the asynchronous communication tape drives use.

 

Your only hope is to make sure the Windows device manager has a driver loaded for both the tape drive and the USB exchange adapter and to install ASPI from the ASPIINST.exe file located in the Retrospect program folder.

 

Good luck

Nate

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I installed the ASPI (ASPIINST.EXE) but had no luck. It still didn't see the tape device. It's strange that the Windows Device manger can see the tape device but Retrospect can not. You would think there would be a way to tell Retrospect to "go through Windows" to access the tape device, even if it would mean some reduced level of functionality.

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