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DL 380 G4 SAS Controller for external tape

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DL 380 G4 SAS Controller for external tape

Hi there,

we have a DL 380 G4 SCSI model and need to connect the SAS 1 U Rackmount Kit to it. What solutions do I have?
At the moment I'm thinking about installing this card from LSI (

Or, second option would be to deinstall the riser card and install the PCIe riser card (HP PCI Express - riser card ( 354675-B21 )).

What would you prefer? Or anybody any other idea?

Thanks in advance,


Re: DL 380 G4 SAS Controller for external tape

HI Marcus,

check the tape drive compatibility matrix to know which sas tape drive is supported

1U SAS Rack-mount Kit is supported with the following controller
416096-B21 - HP SC44Ge Host Bus Adapter

so I would suggest to add 354675-B21 riser and use 416096-B21 host adapter to avoid any compatibility issue.


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Michael A. McKenney
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Re: DL 380 G4 SAS Controller for external tape

Best scenerio is tape drive inside the server. Anything in a server is covered under a Carepaq including tape drives. If you buy a four drive external storage device for tape drives, you need separate Carepaqs for each tape drive. I would get a ML3xx series server for your tape drives and backup software. Backup through the network.