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Correct cable to connect hp 4000 SCSI to external DLT8000

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Donald Dawson
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Correct cable to connect hp 4000 SCSI to external DLT8000

I purchased a compaq dlt8000 (mfr. by Quantum) part 154871-002. The scsi tape drive and thte scsi c87x fast wide differential card both take md68 connections. I purchased a scsi-3 ultra2 lvd/se md68m/m cable from cablestogo, but I cannot see the tape drive. I have loaded all drivers into my kernel and have rebooted. I have my two older dlt4000 tape drives daisy-chained off of the dlt8000, and ioscan does not see them either making me think I have the wrong cable.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Donald

 

 

P.S. This thread has been moved from general to Tape Libraries and Drives.- Hp Forum moderator

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Sameer_Nirmal
Honored Contributor
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Re: Correct cable to connect hp 4000 SCSI to external DLT8000

The Compaq DLT8000 is LVD/SE SCSI drive.
The controller card is FWD . So it's not going to work.

If you have had HP SureStore DLT8000, then above could have worked ( assuming DLT4000 is FWD as well).

Secondly if you are going to daisy-chain DLT8000 with DLT4000, you would get the top SCSI speed as that of DLT4000.
Donald Dawson
Frequent Advisor

Re: Correct cable to connect hp 4000 SCSI to external DLT8000

Thank you for your response. Is the A5149A PCI Ultra2 SCSI Host Bus Adapter, the card I need for the DLT8000 tape drive? I have two DLT8000s that I will daisy-chain. I will drop the DLT4000 tape drives.

Thanks,
Donald
Donald Dawson
Frequent Advisor

Re: Correct cable to connect hp 4000 SCSI to external DLT8000

I used the built-in FWD scsi controller that the DAT tapes were connected to.