Drive Settings

 

The Drive Settings provides options for setting the "bias" for the specific drive, and for determining its status:

 

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Drive Bias

 

There are five Drive settings:

 

      System Bias- the drive functions for Read and Write operations per the bias for the whole storage system.

      Read Only- the drive functions for Read Only operations. With this setting the drive will NOT process any Write (or format) operations.

      Read- the drive handles all operations, but handles Read operations with a higher priority level.

      Write Only- the drive functions for Write Only operations. With this setting the drive will NOT process any Read (or mount) operations.

      Write- the drive handles all operations, but handles Write operations with a higher priority level.

 

Status

 

The status indicator is for Online or Offline:

 

      Online- the drive is available for processing all operations within the library.

      Offline- The drive is not available for processing any operations within the library. This is normally used when experiencing a hardware failure with a specific drive. You may place the drive Offline, and use the remaining drives in the library, until the drive is service and/or replaced.