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HP StorageWorks Ultrium 448 Tape Drive with Smart Array 6i controller

 
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Max Sorokin
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HP StorageWorks Ultrium 448 Tape Drive with Smart Array 6i controller

Hi all,

Can anybody tell me, is Smart Array 6i controller support HP StorageWorks Ultrium 448 Tape Drive?

Many thanks,
Max
/Maxim
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Pshedges
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Re: HP StorageWorks Ultrium 448 Tape Drive with Smart Array 6i controller

This was taken from a quick specs guide....

"Universal hot-plug tape drive support and native SCSI pass through for tape backup support"

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12030_div/12030_div.pdf

For external tape devices we use an Ultra320, we do not have server with internal hot swappable tape devices so I cannot confirm if the 6i works ok.

CLEB
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Re: HP StorageWorks Ultrium 448 Tape Drive with Smart Array 6i controller

Max

The 6i will support the tape drive, I presume this is an external model?

However it is never a good idea to plug a tape drive into an array controller as tape drives and hard disks use work on different block sizes I believe.

It is recommended to use a dedicated SCSI card to connect the tape drive, an HP 64-bit/133-MHz dual channel Ultra320 SCSI adapter 268351-B21 would be ideal.

Carl
Michael Richter
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Re: HP StorageWorks Ultrium 448 Tape Drive with Smart Array 6i controller

www.hp.com/go/connect

there u'll find a compatibility matrix, this should answer all your questions

cheers
mike