Many causes of recording or read errors are temporary and can be corrected by cleaning the tape drive. Regular tape drive cleaning helps in long-term reliability and should be conducted on a scheduled cycle as well as when requested by the drive. This cartridge uses the dry process cleaning method which does not involve any flammable materials and provides a clean recording gap with each use. It is specifically designed to work with all LTO Ultrium Tape Drives. This product has been tested and validated on Dell systems to ensure it will work with your computer. It is supported by Dell Tech Support when used with a Dell system.