Some drives- including Exabytes- can come up in fixed block mode
as the default. It's a property of the drive, not the tape.
Er, so you (or more likely the tape driver) puts it into variable length block
mode? If it hurts the other way, don't do it that way?
Yes. And hunt around for f/w to try and flash into the device
or do a mode select with "SAVE PARAMETERS" to force it the
way you like. See the mfg's manual. Good luck. Come back
with your P cable in hand or around your neck. Don't leave
it on the battlefield.....urp... I should really take the
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