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Can I run two SA6402's in my ML370 G4 for Tape Backup?

 
Mellow
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Can I run two SA6402's in my ML370 G4 for Tape Backup?

I have a ML370 G4 with one installed Smart Array 6400 (SA6402) and just purchased a Sony AITE200/S
external SCSI tape backup only to find that I cannot use either of the external SCSI ports since both internal ports are used running my RAID 5. No what?

a)Get the Expansion module to make it a SA6404?
b)Use my spare 6400 (SA6402)

If b) the can I run both SA402's next to each other and what pitfalls should I watch out for?

I think the 2 batteries on the spare 6400 is shot, is it an issue as a secondary SCSI card dedicated to my Tape Backup?

Any help and advice is appreciated! Itching to start using the Tape Backup.

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-208GB-TURBO-AITE200-S/dp/B0007IQWP2
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Joshua Small_2
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Re: Can I run two SA6402's in my ML370 G4 for Tape Backup?

Tape drives need to be connected to ordinary SCSI cards, not RAID cards.
If you had a free external port, you would still be out of luck.

The HP recommended/sold scsi card as the "Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI HBA", which is really just an LSI card.
Mellow
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Re: Can I run two SA6402's in my ML370 G4 for Tape Backup?

Mellow
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Re: Can I run two SA6402's in my ML370 G4 for Tape Backup?

Mellow
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Re: Can I run two SA6402's in my ML370 G4 for Tape Backup?

I found this on eBay

http://cgi.ebay.com/HP-SCSI-PCI-X-64bit-U320-Cntlr-LSI20320C-HP-375011-001_W0QQitemZ380000857899QQihZ025QQcategoryZ44990QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

but cannot find it on HP?

Does anyone know this card and will it work well in my ML370 G4 with Sony Tape Backup?

Thanks!
Joshua Small_2
Valued Contributor

Re: Can I run two SA6402's in my ML370 G4 for Tape Backup?

Either of the HP SCSI cards you posted should be fine, although one does say it's "retired" so I don't know if you can still get it.

But noone can say 100% that it will work with your Sony drive, since HP will only qualify HP tape drives with their servers.

I have used 100GB Sony drives with many HP servers without issue however.