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Ultrium 3 tape drive shoe-shining, 3Mb/s: and it's not the cable

I have a HP 960 Ultrium 3 tape drive. Since I got it, (second hand, £90) I've been experiencing shoe-shining. Writing with tar in Linux, I average about 3Mb/s write speed. I've tried replacing both ...
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Problems partitioning an AIT-4 Tape

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