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Upgrade DDS2 to DDS4 (Model HP9000 K260)

Husaini_1
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Upgrade DDS2 to DDS4 (Model HP9000 K260)

I plan to upgrade DD2 to DD4 for server model HP9000 K260. I tried to find the part from HP website and most of them is DDS2. Have someone ever seen HP 9000 K260 running DDS4? Please advice.
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Jov
Honored Contributor

Re: Upgrade DDS2 to DDS4 (Model HP9000 K260)

Hi,

You shold be asking this in the HP-UX forum, but anyway it depends on the OS and Patch level.

If the the SCSI interfaces to a DDS4 tape drive is the same and the OS you're running supports the device driver, then I can not see why you can not utilise the device.


Jov
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Upgrade DDS2 to DDS4 (Model HP9000 K260)

This will likely not work as you want - this server has only SE-SCSI (too slow) or FW-SCSI (not compatible).

Depending on the SCSI controller the OS will bind the tape drive to the "tape2" driver only, this is most likely not aware of a DDS4.
So I guess this will not work.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Robert_Jewell
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Re: Upgrade DDS2 to DDS4 (Model HP9000 K260)

All of the DDS4 drives I have seen are LVD based. The K class will not support an LVD controller without third party adapters so this will not work for you.

If interested in more on the adapters search this forum for K class LVD and look around.

Bob

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