HP DDS3 DAT and DEC Tapes
kl at 2k.ca
Sat Dec 26 06:37:59 CST 2020
Clean the optical sensor/push button?
> On 26 Dec 2020, at 13:03, Patrik Schindler via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> Hello Folks,
> I’m having fun time to erase used DDS tapes for reuse. I’ve been collecting those over years. Recently, I discovered that with DEC brand tapes, the drive reports the cartridges to be write protected, eventhough the slider is closed which means, they’re supposed to be writable. I suspect there is a software write protect flag on them.
> Any thoughs, hints, advices how to unlock these tapes for overwrite?
> :wq! PoC
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