Re: Exabyte Problems (Summary)

From: Syd Weinstein (
Date: Fri Oct 11 1991 - 18:54:03 CDT

I have worked this past week with Exabyte to resolve my problems
with 'st1: media failure' and there is a resolution.

On OLDER Exabyte 8200's, especially those with the 4$23 MX proms and the
B0 series SV proms, there exists some data patterns that the servo
board thinks is end of file and the micro-processor thinks is data.
This causes it to declare the error. The more current firmware solves

I was sent new firmware and replaced the e-proms, (MX 2618, SV C034)
and all works fine now.

I want to thank Exabyte for their help in this, they were very courtious
and helped me throught it step by step. (And this drive is three years

Sydney S. Weinstein, CDP, CCP          Elm Coordinator - Current 2.3PL11
Datacomp Systems, Inc.                 Projected 2.4 Release: Early 1992
syd@DSI.COM or dsinc!syd      Voice: (215) 947-9900, FAX: (215) 938-0235

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