Category: Storage and Hard Drive
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 404.3K
Operating System: Windows 2000/XP/2003/NT/XP Itanium 64-bit/AMD 64-bit/2003 Itanium 64-bit/AMD 64-bit
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.52 / 18 Oct 2006
Compaq DLT VS80 Tape Drive is a cartridge tape drive developed for mid-range consumers. This device is provides high-speed and high capacity streaming for users. It comes with a dual channel read and write head and a Lempel-Ziv data compression. Its tape-mark directory enables users to achieve rapid access time and data throughput. It offers data transfer rates of up to 6MB depending on what type of data is used. The device specifically uses DLT tape IV cartridges. When other cartridge types of different formats are loaded into it, it automatically unloads them. In addition, it can read DLT tape IV cartridges written by a DLT 20/40 tape drive but it cannot write on them. In order for the device to write on DLT type IV Media that were written in DLT 35/70, DLT 40/80 and DLT 20/40 formats, they need to be reformatted first.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
HP and Compaq had VS80 drives before they were merged. HP-UX and other non HP systems supported the HP SureStore VS80. This device used LTT. The Compaq StorageWorks VS80 only compatible with Windows. Tape Storage Management Console was used for management. The new VS80 supports Linux, HP-UX, Windows, Tru64 UNIX and LLT. The Compaq DLT VS80 Tape Drive driver is a 404.3K software package that supports Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows XP Itanium 64-bit/AMD 64-bit, and Windows 2003 Itanium 64-bit/AMD 64-bit. The package also supports other Compaq driver models including: SDLT 320 Tape Drive, SDLT 220 Tape Drive, DLT VS80 Tape Drive, DLT1 Tape Drive, DLT8000 Tape Drive, DLT7000 Tape Drive and DLT4000 Tape Drive. A tape drive can be defined as a data storage device that can be used to read and write data and store it on a magnetic tape. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Compaq DLT VS80 Tape Drive errors before installing any driver updates.