Compaq DLT8000 Tape Drive

Category: Storage and hard drive
Manufacturer: Compaq
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 150.39 KB
Operating System: Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Latest Version / Release Date: 4.0.1381.1 / 16 Aug 1999

Windows device driver information for Compaq DLT8000 Tape Drive

The Compaq DLT8000 Tape Drive falls under the category Storage and Hard Drives. The driver for the device is compatible with the following operating systems: Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows XP, and Windows 2000.The software package is 150.39 KB in size. It was made available for customers on August 16, 1999. The device is manufactured by Compaq Computer Corporation. Compaq Computer Corporation used to be an American PC company founded in 1982. Before merging with Hewlett-Packard (HP) in 2002, Compaq was once the largest supplier of PC systems worldwide and existed as an independent corporation. The Compaq DLT8000 Tape Drive device is used to store computer data on magnetic tape. It is mainly used to back up files or archive them. A tape drive is like a tape recorder. It records data on a loop of celluloid-like material that can be read and also erased.

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Tape drives such as the Compaq DLT8000 Tape Drive work either by using a traditional helical scan or linear technology. In a traditional helical scan, the recording and playback heads touch the tape. In linear tape technology, the heads never actually touch the tape. A tape drive can be rewinding - the device issues a rewind command at the end of a session. There is also a non-rewinding tape drive. Rewinding devices are used when a tape is to be unmounted at the end of a session. This is useful especially when batch processing of large amounts of data is required. Non-rewinding tape drives are useful for backups and other applications especially when new files are added to the end of the previous session's files. Tapes have a large capacity for storing data. They are very economical compared to hard disk storage It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Compaq DLT8000 Tape Drive errors before installing any driver updates.