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Overview

Iomega REV media are recognized by Firestreamer-RM as Removable media (MMC). You do not need to format Iomega REV disks before using them with Firestreamer-RM.

To improve the performance and stability of your system, we strongly recommend uninstalling all Iomega REV drivers, as some older versions of these drivers are known to cause system lock-ups and crashes. You can, however, leave the Iomega REV software installed if you are not experiencing any problems with Firestreamer-RM. In addition, we recommend disabling unused Removable Storage libraries, including the Iomega REV one.

Note that the Iomega REV drives do not support hardware compression. You may not be able to store, for example, 90 MB of data on a 35 MB disk, as advertised in the Iomega REV documentation, because the actual compression ratio depends on the type of the data being backed up.

Intermittent Media Errors

If you are getting intermittent media errors with Iomega REV, consider the following:

  • Make sure your Iomega REV drive is properly connected with an appropriate high speed data transfer cable.
  • Try to enable or disable UDMA in the BIOS and/or Microsoft Windows. See DMA Mode for ATA/ATAPI Devices in Windows XP (this article also applies to Microsoft Windows Server 2003).
  • Try to set the IoSrbFlags value to either 1 or 5 (DWORD) under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\clfs3drv\Parameters registry key. You have to restart your computer after changing the registry.

Reusing Iomega REV Disks

If you plan to reuse Firestreamer-RM formatted Iomega REV disks with other software, you may need to reformat the disks to ensure their full capacity. For more information on low-level UDF formatting using Iomega REV tools, see the following articles:

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