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Notice: HP StorageWorks Ultrium 232 Tape Drive P53W Firmware is Released for the HP StorageWorks 1/8 Autoloader Platform

SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - CUSTOMER NOTICE

Document ID: c00690219

Version: 1

Notice: HP StorageWorks Ultrium 232 Tape Drive P53W Firmware is Released for the HP StorageWorks 1/8 Autoloader Platform
NOTICE: The information in this document, including products and software versions, is current as of the Release Date. This document is subject to change without notice.

Release Date: 2006-06-20

Last Updated: 2006-06-20


DESCRIPTION

For performance, reliability and to fix issues the HP StorageWorks Ultrium 232 drive firmware is advancing to P53W for the HP StorageWorks 1/8 Autoloader.

Changes in this release:

  • Additional write correction algorithms

  • Several Tape Alert improvements

  • Enhanced tape loading/threading reliability

  • Improved Force Eject functionality

  • Multiple performance improvements

  • Fixes for some rare drive hang issues

  • Many improvements for accurately positioning tape

  • Enhancements for tape interchange with non-HP drives

  • Improved unloading and pin parking algorithms

  • Ability for Library and Tape Tools to obtain logs when the library is off-line or not ready

  • Fixes for a couple rare firmware update issues

  • Several fixes for reserve/release commands

  • Improved “prevent media removal” command behavior

DETAILS

Affected Products:

AF202A – HP StorageWorks Ultrium 232 1/8 Tape Autoloader

The firmware files can be obtained through the HP support pages at: http://www.hp.com/support/storage

Alternatively, the firmware files can be obtained through the Library and Tape Tools diagnostic. http://www.hp.com/support/tapetools

NOTE: Once update has started do NOT power off unit or interrupt the firmware update process until the firmware update is complete otherwise the product could be left in a non-usable state.

Hardware Platforms Affected: AF202A(HP 1/8 Ultrium 232 Tape Autoloader: Standard HP Product)
Components Affected: Not Applicable
Operating Systems Affected: Not Applicable
Software Affected: Not Applicable
Third Party Products Affected: Not Applicable
Support Communication Cross Reference ID: IA00690217
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