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HP StorageWorks DAT USB Tape Drives - Installing the Drivers
Installing on Windows
Two drivers are required in order to use HP StorageWorks DAT USB tape drives.
NOTE: We strongly recommend that you use the installer package on the HP StorageWorks CD-ROM to install the two drivers BEFORE you connect the tape drive.
Updates to the drivers may be provided from time to time on the HP support web site ( www.hp.com/support ). We recommend that these are installed after using the installer on the CD-ROM.
Recommended install process, before connecting the tape drive
When you attach or install the tape drive connecting to a USB 2.0 port, as described in this guide, and switch it on, the tape drive will be detected automatically and the correct drivers used.
Alternative install process, after connecting the tape drive
If drivers have not already been installed, the Windows Found New Hardware wizard may run when you power on the server and tape drive. Either follow the on-screen instructions to search for the required drivers on the CD-ROM or:
Ensure the hp_usbstor driver is being used (Windows)
The HP StorageWorks USB DAT drive will work with the Microsoft usbstor driver, however, HP strongly recommends that you use the hp_usbstor driver for improved performance.
To check the driver being used:
Installing on Linux
The Linux operating system also requires two drivers. These drivers are included with the operating system and should be loaded automatically.
Check drivers (Linux)
Use the following procedure to check that both drivers are present: