Compaq DLT7000 Tape Drive

Category: Storage and Hard drives
Manufacturer: Compaq
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 152 KB
Operating System: Windows NT, XP, 2000, 2003 and server 2003
Latest Version / Release Date: 4.0.1381.1 / 1999

Windows device driver information for Compaq DLT7000 Tape Drive

The Compaq DLT7000 Tape Drive driver is designed for use in the corresponding storage drive manufactured by Compaq. The device is an internal drive that stores data in 70 gigabytes or 35 gigabytes. Usually, the data is compressed and is not accessible via the random Access Memory (RAM) as is the case with data stored in the hard drive. The device is mainly used to archive data through reading and writing data laid up on magnetic tapes. It is a reliable way of backing up one’s data because it is cheaper and offers the user long and a more stable way of archiving his data. To access data stored in the Compaq DLT7000 Tape Drive the host computer employs the use of sequential-access mode. This means that accessing the data held in this device usually takes longer than is usually the case with accessing data from hard drives.

Outdated Drivers?

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

To access data from the Compaq DLT7000 Tape Drive, the host computer spends a sizeable amount of time winding the tape in order to trace the specific reel, which holds the specific data. However, streaming data to tapes is fast. In fact, data transfer to tapes can be as fast as 80 megabytes per second. The connection interface for use in the Compaq DLT7000 Tape Drive includes SCSU, which is the most common. Other interfaces such as firewire, USB, fibre channels, FICON and SATA are also widely used in versions that are more recent. Before purchasing the Compaq DLT7000 Tape Drive therefore, the user needs to know which interface is best suited for use in the host computer. The device driver are usually provided by the manufacturer on purchase, although the same are available as freeware on the manufacturer’s website. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Compaq DLT7000 Tape Drive errors before installing any driver updates.