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C7145-8000

graeme_11
Occasional Visitor

C7145-8000

hi
were using an HP tape loader, the C7145-8000, due to data growth we want to upgrade the drive to SDLT/LTO, is this possible with the current loader, or do we need to purchase an entire new unit?
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Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Re: C7145-8000

Hello,

It is possible to upgrade your autoloader to Ultrium 230 only. You only need to upgrade the firmware of the autoloader to 2.20 or higher.

HTH,
Vince
Tape Drives RULE!!!
graeme_11
Occasional Visitor

Re: C7145-8000

you mean upgrading the drive?
do u have approximate costs involved with this? (euro/dollar)

thanks
graeme
Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Re: C7145-8000

Yes, upgrading the drive. And, of course, the magazine, since Ultrium tapes are slightly smaller than DLT8000 tapes and need different magazines.

There is an upgrade kit provided by HP. The product number is C7768C. Unfortunately I don't know how much it costs.

HTH,
Vince
Tape Drives RULE!!!
graeme_11
Occasional Visitor

Re: C7145-8000

and the new magazine will fit in the existing loader?
Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Re: C7145-8000

Hello,

Yes of course. This is an HP upgrade. Everything is HP. So the magazine is HP as well, and is appropriate for this autoloader.

Using the upgrade toolkit I mentioned, you should be safe. It contains a drive and an magazine, amongst other things.

HTH,
Vince
Tape Drives RULE!!!
graeme_11
Occasional Visitor

Re: C7145-8000

ok, thanks for your speedy response!

cheers
graeme
David Ruska
Honored Contributor

Re: C7145-8000

Beside the drive and front magazine that need changing, the rear 3 (fixed) slots are also media type dependent. I would assume that is included in the conversion kit. It's a single part that is held in by one screw (you need to remove the drive and the skin of the unit).
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