Tape Backup (Small and Medium Business)
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 

DLT 4000 D Tape drive & Compaq Proliant 3000 NT 4.0

Occasional Visitor

DLT 4000 D Tape drive & Compaq Proliant 3000 NT 4.0

Hi,

Is it possible to connect an external HP DLT4000D tape drive to a Compaq Proliant 3000 server with NT 4.0 installed?

Found this drive in the closet and want to make it usefull somehow.

Edward
3 REPLIES
Esteemed Contributor Esteemed Contributor

Re: DLT 4000 D Tape drive & Compaq Proliant 3000 NT 4.0

Hi there.
If you have a free SCSI connector available, you can use it. BUT the tape drive should have its own interface with nothing else daisychained to it.
Rgds
Alexander M. Ermes
.. and all these memories are going to vanish like tears in the rain! final words from Rutger Hauer in "Blade Runner"
Trusted Contributor Trusted Contributor

Re: DLT 4000 D Tape drive & Compaq Proliant 3000 NT 4.0

Dear Edward,

Please could you supply the model numbers. There were fifferent HP versions of the DLT4000 drive and one of them (C6382A SMARTStorage DLT4000) has a fast narrow DIFFERENTIAL SCSI interface. The HP SureStore DLT40 is narrow single-ended. Make sure you use a compatible HBA.

Rothery Harris
Occasional Visitor

Re: DLT 4000 D Tape drive & Compaq Proliant 3000 NT 4.0

Hi,

The drive has a small HP label on the back which says: Differential SCSI product A3590A.

On the bottom there is a large HP label which says: Product C1199H

Serial numbers on the 2 labels are the same.
The 2 scsi connectors are 68 pins female.

Hope you can help me further

Edward