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At 03:14 PM 6/17/2004, you wrote:
> Erase (when working) takes about 2 hours.  This erase had
>been going for over 7.
>I should probably also have mentioned that the problem is intermittent. 
>Sometimes the erase performs just fine.

Is the drive active (moving parts) for 7 hours, or is it hung (no moving parts)?

If its active, it might be bad/dirty tape or bad/dirty head.

If its hung, then review the rest of my prior response.


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