Dirty tape drive head

We would like to share with you another response to a customer’s question about using the correct tape media for your tape drive. Our response to why the media you use in your tape drive matters: You can see from this picture of your head, all of the debris that has been deposited.  The debris…

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LTO7 BaFe Media

Our customers often do not know the difference between Metal Particulate (MP) and Barium Ferrite (BaFe) media.  Here is an example of our correspondence with a recent customer.  We explain why you should use the appropriate media for your tape drive and the issues it could cause. From Customer: Thanks for repairing my LTO 7…

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Questions about repair

You just installed a tape drive that you had repaired. Soon after,the repaired tape drive fails. Why? Referring to one email we received from a customer: “However, the LTO5 that was manually cleaned has not changed behavior from before we sent it out.  It runs for 3-8 hours, then throws a generic “read/write error.”  It…

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Blog Welcome Image

Introduction: My name is Dan Szewczyk and I am going to share a little with you about how MidWest Techncial Sales, Inc. (MWTSS) came into existence and how we acquired a stellar reputation that still exists today. As a young man with intense interests in mechanical and electrical projects, it only seems natural that I…

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