Patent Number: 8,576,508

Title: Tape library system and method of diagnosing tape cartridges

Abstract: A tape library system includes a plurality of cartridge cells for accommodating a plurality of tape cartridges respectively, a tape drive for writing and reading data to and from the tape cartridge inserted therein, a diagnosis drive for diagnosing the tape cartridge inserted therein, an cartridge carriage mechanism for inserting and ejecting the tape cartridge into and from the tape drive and the diagnosis drive, and a diagnosis controller for controlling the cartridge carriage mechanism to load the tape cartridge into the diagnosis drive and for controlling the diagnosis drive to diagnose the tape cartridge inserted therein.

Inventors: Yamato; Takaaki (Kawasaki, JP), Tsukada; Shigeru (Kawasaki, JP), Hirashima; Nobuyuki (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Fujitsu Limited

International Classification: G11B 19/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017