Tape Library and FIxed Slots

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Anyone know why tape libraries have fixed slots? I recently inherited a Quantum Scaler 50 with two fixed slots..
 

lightspeed

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Jun 29, 2008
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In what way are they "fixed"?

Maybe they are intended to be reserved for cleaning tapes? Some libraries I've seen allow you to optionally designate a couple of slots for cleaning tapes, and then the library knows not to use them as part of the regular storage element rotation. The I/O slot(s) are probably treated differently to the rest as well.
 
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