I had a very similar problem while writing to tape:
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30.01.2015 10:56:02 :: Loading tape MON03AL5 from Slot 3 to Drive 1 (Drive ID: Tape0)
30.01.2015 10:57:08 :: Current tape is MON03AL5
30.01.2015 10:57:23 :: SetTapeMediaBlockSizeToDrive failed
setMediaParameters error: Tape error: '87' (Falscher Parameter. Error code: 87) , blockSize: 131072
30.01.2015 10:57:23 :: Network traffic verification detected no corrupted blocks
30.01.2015 10:57:23 :: Processing finished with errors at 30.01.2015 10:57:23
This problem occured after upgrading the tape server from Win2008 to Win2012R2. All hardware was identical, only OS was changed.
It turned out that the tapes used had been formatted with 256kB block size by another application (HP DataProtector) and Win2012R2 had installed a driver for the SAS controller that was unable to handle 256kB buffer size.
In fact even the DataProtector was affected and could neither read nor write its tapes.
Solution in my case was to replace the driver for the SAS controller with most recent one from HP.