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Convert Autoloader from External to Internal

Ayman Altounji
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Convert Autoloader from External to Internal

I have an external Compaq 20/40GB DAT Autoloader that I wish to convert for internal use.

My past experiences have been that external tape drives are simply internal drives inside of a case with a power supply. Is this the case for this particular drive and will there be any ill effects if I take it out of its case and install it in a rackmount server? If this is not possible, what are my options for getting an internal version? The drive is just about one year old.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Steve T.