> I assume that this is a fresh tape? Do other tapes from the same batch > work?
Thanks for the reply. Yes, 10 new tapes. All Sony brand "DLTape VS1" on the box. (Only one "t". Damn marketers.) They all have this symptom. > What happens if you use dd to try and write to the tape? I'll give it a try. I've only used tar and mt so far. Thanks, Jaime -- "To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts." -- Henry David Thoreau Tone of voice in email is misunderstood 50% of the time. Source: http://www.howtoweb.com/cgi-bin/insider.pl?zone=214061 _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"