Thread: Writting Data to Tape Drive

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    Question Writting Data to Tape Drive


    I need to be able to write data to a 4mm DDS Tape Drive.
    This is attached to the PC via SCSI and uses the windows 4mmdat.sys driver.

    How can I get my program to access this device?
    Do I have to call functions from the driver?
    Is so how?

    Are there any good resources on controlling external devices anywhere?

    Many Thanks

    OS: Windows XP Pro
    Compiler: MS VC++ 6.0

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    It depends on the driver for that drive. You might be able to use DeviceIoControl or something, or open a file handle and use WriteFile, but it depends on the driver.

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