Category: Storage and Hard Drives
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: Not specified
Operating System: Windows 98/ME/2000/NT/2003
Latest Version / Release Date: 220.127.116.11 / 02 Jan 2009
OnStream ADR Series falls under storage and hard drives category. OnStream ADR (Advanced Digital Recording) Series are tape drives that are compatible with Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000 and 2000 platforms. OnStream ADR Series tape drives are produced by Onstream. Without compression, OnStream ADR Series tapes have a 15 GB capacity. OnStream ADR Series were designed for purposes of addressing user complaints and complications associated with the use of other traditional tape back up solutions available in the market. OnStream ADR Series makes use of a linear recording system that has multiple tracks. The system is able to write and read eight tracks all at the same time. This feature enables the read while writing verify which in turn ensures OnStream ADR Series' reliability and speed. It also enables low OnStream ADR Series travel speed thereby greatly minimizing noise as well as wear.
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
For increased reliability, OnStream ADR Series comes with servo information that has been embedded. The advantage of this is that it helps to keep the write and read heads properly aligned with the eight tracks at all times. Another OnStream ADR Series feature that helps to guarantee its reliability is the Error Correction Code (ECC) recording. ECC is applied on all the eight tracks. This helps to ensure that all data is successfully recovered especially in instances where the track is destroyed. OnStream ADR Series comes with single pass media defect mapping. This feature makes it possible for users to record reliably without having to rewind the tape to separate a verify pass. OnStream ADR Series also has variable tape travel speeds. This makes it possible for the device to adjust to different data flow speeds, originating from the hard drive, without in any way slowing process of backing up. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and OnStream ADR Series errors before installing any driver updates.