We have 2 LTO5 drives in a Quantum Scalar i500. Within a years time, we have gone through 4 drives total and luckily we are on support. We catch the problem by doing 2 verifies on the archives; a full virtual restore were the entire tape(s) are read and then a real selective restore were we test the restored data.
We have 650TB on tapes within a years time. Any one have similar experiences with LTO5 drives?
My data room may be a little dusty but nothing to sneeze at :)