IBM HH LTO User Manual

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100/200 GB HH LTO Internal Tape Drive


User’s Guide

100/200 GB HH LTO Internal Tape Drive


User’s Guide

Note: Before using this information and the product it supports, be sure to read the information under “Appendix F. Product warranty and notices” on page 23.

Second Edition (February 2001)

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Safety: Read first. . . . . . . . . . . v

About this book . . . . . . . . . . . vii

Registering your option . . . . . . . . . . vii

Installation and user’s guide . . . .




Product description . . . . . . . . . .




Software description . . . . . . . . . .




Installation requirements . . . . . . . .




Installing the drive . . . . . . . . . .




Installing the drive in IBM servers . . . .




General installation instructions . . . . .




Using the drive . . . . . . . . . . .




Appendix A. Maintenance. . . . . . . 11

Caring for tape cartridges. . . . . . . . . . 11 Cleaning cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Appendix B. Tape handling . . . . . . 13

Appendix C. Product specifications . . 15 Appendix D. Troubleshooting . . . . . 17

Post-installation troubleshooting . . . . .




Fault diagnosis . . . . . . . . . . .




Appendix E. Help and service

information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Online technical support . . . . . . . . . . 21 Telephone technical support . . . . . . . . . 21

Appendix F. Product warranty and

notices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Warranty Statements . . . . . . . . . .



IBM Statement of Limited Warranty for United



States, Puerto Rico, and Canada (Part 1 - General



Terms) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



IBM Statement of Warranty Worldwide except



Canada, Puerto Rico, Turkey, United States (Part 1 -



General Terms) . . . . . . . . . . . .



Part 2 - Worldwide Country-Unique Terms . . .

. 29

Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)



statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



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Safety: Read first

Before installing this product, read the Safety Information.

Antes de instalar este produto, leia as Informações de Segurança.

Pred instalací tohoto produktu si prectete prírucku bezpecnostních instrukcí.

Læs sikkerhedsforskrifterne, før du installerer dette produkt.

Ennen kuin asennat tämän tuotteen, lue turvaohjeet kohdasta Safety Information. Avant d’installer ce produit, lisez les consignes de sécurité.

Vor der Installation dieses Produkts die Sicherheitshinweise lesen.

Prima di installare questo prodotto, leggere le Informazioni sulla Sicurezza.

Lees voordat u dit product installeert eerst de veiligheidsvoorschriften.

Les sikkerhetsinformasjonen (Safety Information) før du installerer dette produktet.

Antes de instalar este produto, leia as Informações sobre Segurança.

Pred inštaláciou tohto zariadenia si pečítaje Bezpečnostné predpisy.

Antes de instalar este producto lea la información de seguridad.

Läs säkerhetsinformationen innan du installerar den här produkten.

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About this book

This guide contains information on the IBM® 100/200 GB HH LTO Internal Tape Drive. It is translated into the following languages:





vBrazilian Portuguese

vTraditional Chinese


The guide is divided into two parts:

Part 1: Installation and maintenance guide

This section contains the product description, installation and operating instructions.

Part 2: Appendixes

This section contains maintenance, tape handling, product specifications, troubleshooting, help and service, and warranty and notice information.

Be sure to retain your proof of purchase. It might be required for warranty service.

Note: The illustrations in this manual might be slightly different from your hardware.

Registering your option

Thank you for purchasing OPTIONS by IBM®. Please take a few moments to register your product and provide us with information that will help IBM to better serve you in the future. Your feedback is valuable to us in developing products and services that are important to you, as well as in developing better ways to communicate with you. Register your option on the IBM Web site at

IBM will send you information and updates on your registered product unless you indicate on the Web site questionnaire that you do not want to receive further information.

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Installation and user’s guide

This guide contains product description, hardware and software installation instructions, and product use.

Product description

The IBM 100/200 GB1 HH LTO Internal Tape Drive is a fast/wide Ultra2 (low voltage differential) SCSI tape drive for backing up and restoring data and archiving files. These files can include multimedia, imaging, transaction processing, large databases, and other storage-intensive applications. Each tape cartridge can store up to 100 GB of data (uncompressed), or up to 200 GB of data (compressed), assuming a 2:1 compression ratio.

In addition to this book, the option package contains:

vIBM 100/200 GB HH LTO Internal Tape Drive

vMounting screws


vData cartridge

vBackup application CDs (trial versions)

vCleaning cartridge

vDevice drivers (on User’s Guide CD)

vMounting bracket

Contact your place of purchase if an item is missing or damaged. Be sure to retain your proof of purchase and packing material. They might be required to receive warranty service.

Software description

The IBM 100/200 GB HH LTO Internal Tape Drive includes trial-version backup application CDs. These CDs contain popular backup and restore applications for Microsoft® Windows NT®, Novell NetWare, and other operating systems. You can install the application you choose for your computer system by following the installation instructions that come with the CD you select. However, these trial versions of the software expire after 30 to 90 days, depending on the application you use.

You can use the trial period to determine the best application for your specific computer configuration. For information on purchasing a permanent installation copy of the desired tape drive backup application, go to the IBM tape drive Web site at and follow the software links. The CDs also contain backup applications that are used with other products but are not applicable to the 100/200 GB HH LTO Internal Tape Drive. Supported tape drive configurations can be found on the IBM Server Compatibility Web page at

1. GB equals approximately 1 000 000 000 bytes.

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Installation requirements

To install this drive, you must have the following:

vA dedicated low voltage differential (Ultra2) or a single-ended (SE)2 SCSI host adaptor

vDocumentation for your computer, SCSI bus adapter, or external enclosure

vAn Ultra2 LVD active terminator if you are installing the tape drive at the end of an Ultra2 LVD SCSI device chain3, or an SE active terminator if you are installing the tape drive at the end of an SE SCSI device chain

vPhillips and flat blade screwdrivers for the mounting screws, and for opening your computer

vFlat-nose pliers (optional) to install and remove jumpers

vAn available 5.25-inch half high drive bay

vSupported operating system, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Netware, or Linux

vSupported backup software, Veritas Backup Exec or CA AverServeit

Installing the drive

This section contains information on installing the tape drive in IBM servers and in other computers.

Installing the drive in IBM servers

The IBM 100/200 GB HH LTO Internal Tape Drive can be installed in IBM xSeries 200, 220, 230, 240, 340 as well as IBM Netfinity® 4500R, 5100, 5600, 7100, and 7600. It can also be installed externally via a 3551001, or a 3510020, to IBM xSeries 330 or Netfinity 6000R or 8500R. Refer to the documentation that comes with the server for instructions on installing the tape drive.

General installation instructions

Follow these steps to install the tape drive in other computers.

Step 1. Selecting a SCSI ID

Each device on a SCSI bus must have a unique SCSI ID. You can select a SCSI ID from 0 to 6 for the tape drive. The SCSI ID must be supported by your SCSI adapter. Refer to your SCSI adapter documentation for the range and relative priority of the IDs supported. The tape drive is shipped with the SCSI ID preset to 3.

Follow these guidelines to select a SCSI ID:

vAssign the tape drive to one of the higher priority IDs available (0–6).

vAssign the lower priority ID numbers (8-15) to those devices that are most often used or are faster than other devices in the chain.

vDo not assign an ID of 7, because this is usually used as the SCSI adapter ID.

Depending on your computer, there are several ways to view your current SCSI ID settings:

2.This tape drive can be installed on a single-ended (SE) SCSI device chain, but doing so might limit the performance of the drive.

3.SCSI termination might be provided with your computer or SCSI adapter. Refer to the documentation that comes with your computer or SCSI adapter for more information.

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vFor many IBM computers, press F1 during the startup after the memory check completes. Other adapters show SCSI settings when you press Ctrl A. Check the documentation that comes with your computer or SCSI adapter for information on how to view configuration information.

vUse SCSI adapter utility programs, if available.

vInspect the installed SCSI devices to see how the jumpers that determine the IDs are set.

Step 2. Preparing for installation

To prepare for installation:

1.Unpack the tape drive and store the packaging. You will need the packaging if you return the drive for service.

2.If you are installing the drive in an external storage enclosure, turn off the enclosure.

3.Turn off all attached devices.

4.Turn off the computer.

5.Disconnect all cables from the computer and all attached devices; then open the computer. For specific information on opening your computer, refer to the documentation that comes with your computer.

Attention: Tape drives are sensitive to static electricity discharge. The drive is wrapped in a static-protective bag to prevent damage.

6.Before opening the static-protective bag containing the tape drive, touch the bag to an unpainted metal surface on the computer for at least two seconds. Remove the drive from the static-protective bag. If you must put the drive down, place the drive on the static-protective bag. Do not touch any exposed components of the tape drive. Instead, handle it carefully by the edges.

Step 3. Setting the SCSI ID

Refer to the following diagram when setting the SCSI ID.

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1SCSI connector 2SCSI ID connector 3Power connector


1.When setting the SCSI ID, use the jumpers that come with the tape drive.

2.If your enclosure uses a remote SCSI ID switch, remove the jumpers from the jumper pins on the tape drive and connect the remote switch.

1.Set the SCSI ID.

a.Locate the SCSI ID connector 2.

b.Decide on the SCSI ID number you want before you attach the SCSI bus cable to the host. Make sure that the ID number you want is not already being used by another device.

c.Find the jumper pin setting that corresponds to the SCSI ID number you choose; then place jumper pins on the SCSI ID blocks as shown. You can use a pair of flat-nose pliers to place the jumpers on the jumper pins.

2.Terminate the SCSI bus by adding the appropriate (LVD or SE) terminator to the last connector on the SCSI bus.

Step 4. Mounting the drive

Mount the tape drive; then attach the SCSI and power cables to it. If there is insufficient working space to attach the connectors after mounting the drive, attach the cables first. To mount the drive, follow these steps:

1.Locate an available 5.25-inch bay or space in your computer to mount the tape drive. Remove the cover plate from the bay selected. Place the drive horizontally or vertically.

2.Attach mounting hardware to drive (if applicable).

3.Align the drive-bay screw holes with the threaded holes in the drive housing. When you mount the tape drive, follow these guidelines:

vEnsure that no objects such as screw heads, cables, or adjacent devices are pressing against the frame.

vEnsure that nothing blocks the ventilation slots on the bottom and rear of the tape drive.

Attention: Use only the screws that come with the tape drive. Other screws might be too long and can cause damage to the drive.

4.Insert a screw through each of the drive-bay holes into the threaded holes in the drive and tighten the screws with a screwdriver.

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Step 5. Attaching cables

To attach the SCSI and power cables to the tape drive:

1.Locate the SCSI cable on your computer (a 68-pin ribbon cable with one end connected to the SCSI adapter) and find the next available connector that is farthest from the adapter. Use all empty bus connectors beginning with the one farthest from the adapter to ensure better signal quality.

Note: The SCSI adapter might be part of the computer system board or might be an adapter installed in an expansion slot.

2.Attach the SCSI cable from your computer to the tape drive 68-pin SCSI connector1. The SCSI cable connector at the end of the SCSI cable will attach to the drive only one way. Do not force the cable onto the drive.

Attention: Do not force the power cable into the tape drive power connector. If the power cable is upside down and you force the connection, you might damage the drive.

3.Connect the power cable connector 2to the four-pin connector on the tape drive as shown in the illustration. If all the power cables are in use, purchase a dc Y-splitter cable, which is available at most electronics stores. Split a cable to make a connection available for the tape drive.

Step 6. Completing the installation

Check your work before closing the computer.

1.Be sure that the power and SCSI connectors are securely attached. Be sure that the cables are neatly routed.

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