Tape device driver

Suitable device drivers have to be correctly installed so that built-in or connected tape drives work flawlessly with Z-DATdump!

A normal Windows installation already contains some drivers for tape drives, so that at least some drives are recognized, but the correct drivers are not always present, which may cause performance losses and faulty operation of Z-DATdump. It may also happen that some tape drives are not recognized by Windows, in this case they are also not shown in Z-DATdump.

Unfortunately, Windows does often not install the optimal drivers for your tape drive!

The following video shows how simple the driver installation is for a LTO-6 drive:

 

Tape Driver

You should not rely on the otherwise good Windows hardware recognition for your tape drives and always install the drivers from the manufacturer’s installation CD. If you don’t have an installation CD or it is out of date, you should try to download a current driver or installation package from the web site of your drive’s manufacturer:


Type Manufacturer URL
AIT Sony Manuals, drivers and firmware
S-AIT Sony Manuals, drivers and firmware
DDS Sony Manuals, drivers and firmware
Autoloader Sony Manuals, drivers and firmware
Tape Libraries Sony Manuals, drivers and firmware
 
DLT, LTO, SLR Tandberg DATA / Exabyte Manuals, drivers and firmware
 
AIT, DAT, DDS, DLT, LTO, Ultrium, MSL, VLT, VLS Hewlett Packard Manuals, drivers and firmware
 
LTO, Autoloader, Tape Library ActiLib Manuals, drivers and firmware
 
DAT, DDS, LTO, Ultrium, TS Tape Library IBM Manuals, drivers and firmware
 
Overland NEO Overland Storage Manuals, drivers and firmware
Overland REO Overland Storage Manuals, drivers and firmware
LTO Overland Storage Manuals, drivers and firmware
 
LTO, DLT, Autoloader, PowerVault Dell Manuals, drivers and firmware
 
AIT, DAT, DLT, LTO, Superloader, Scalar Quantum Manuals, drivers and firmware
 
LTO, Scalar, Eternus Fujitsu Manuals, drivers and firmware


We have tested Z-DATdump with many tape drives and also have them ready in our testing environment to test updates. We have always obtained the best results with the original drivers from the equipment manufacturer.

Note: Some manufacturers of tape backup software install their own drivers, which cannot be used by Z-DATdump, of course. If you already have a tape software installed, you also have to verify the driver installation.

VXA Exabyte Drivers

VXA Exabyte and QIC-157 Drivers

On some systems, Windows by default installs a QIC-157 driver for VXA Exabyte drives and autoloaders. This combination does not work with Z-DATdump. You definitely need to install the driver from the manufacturer.

VXA Exabyte Treiber VXA Exabyte driver installation for Vista/Server 2008

Download Download VXA Exabyte drivers

Microsoft© LTO Hotfix

Hotfix for LTO tape Drives

Microsoft© offers a hotfix for various LTO tape drives running under Windows (for example Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008).

Microsoft Hotfix Microsoft© Hotfix for LTO tape drives





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