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Converting a HP Tape Drive

All Computer Magic
Occasional Advisor

Converting a HP Tape Drive

hi all

i have a - HP STORAGEWORKS DAT 72 36/72GB TAPE DRIVE ARRAY MODULE and i was wondering is it possible to convert it into a Hot-Plug Tape drive to fit into a ML370 or ML350 server?

thanks for ur time

Justin
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Jaclyn Rothe
Trusted Contributor

Re: Converting a HP Tape Drive

Not that I know of. There are certain firmware revisions etc put into configuring a hotplug druve... but if you are doing this to connect the device on the smart array card, consider getting a PCI card for the Proliant server. SCSI has plug and play ability to a certain extent, in that if you power off the drive while (windows) OS is running it should see the device as offline.

See Tape compatibility for configuration recommendations on proliant server with tape products:

http://www.hp.com/products1/storage/compatibility/tapebackup/ISS/index.html

Jaclyn Rothe
Trusted Contributor

Re: Converting a HP Tape Drive

Also; you can use the trade in program to swap your drive for a hotplug if that is really what you want

http://www.hp.com/go/tradein

fill out the online quote at the bottom of the page to get pricing and procedure.