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Fibre channel DLT80 drives or autoloaders

Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Fibre channel DLT80 drives or autoloaders

Hello,

I have a customer who needs to enable one DLT80 drive in a SAN (using fibre channel). I searched but I couldn't find any DLT80 drive or autoloader offered by HP matching this requirement.

Do they exist? If so, please point me to the right machine.

HTH,
Vince
Tape Drives RULE!!!
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Eugeny Brychkov
Honored Contributor

Re: Fibre channel DLT80 drives or autoloaders

Vince,
C7201RC (HVDS), C7200RC (LVDS) = 2/20 Galactica family with one DLT8000 drive;
Or use SCSI-FC bridge 4/1 or 2/1 for SCSI drives/libraries
Eugeny
Leif Halvarsson_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Fibre channel DLT80 drives or autoloaders

Hi,
There is no native fibre channel DLT drive avilable. The only Native FC drives on the market I have found is:

StorageTek LTO Generation 2
StotageTek T9840/T9940
Exabyte Mammoth 2

To connect a DLT drive to FC you need a FC-bridge (or a library wit built in bridge), a rather expensive solution.
Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Re: Fibre channel DLT80 drives or autoloaders

Hello,

Thanks for your information.

Eugeny: I didn't find the Galactica libraries in the HP site; they were replaced with the Compaq ones... I thought they are outdated now... I dunno.

Vince
Tape Drives RULE!!!
Eugeny Brychkov
Honored Contributor

Re: Fibre channel DLT80 drives or autoloaders

You're right (but will be supported so some years). They are listed in 'retired products' on the tape storage HP web page. These 2/20s have built-in SCSI-FC bridge
Eugeny
Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Re: Fibre channel DLT80 drives or autoloaders

Hello,

So are there any new products from Compaq which enables a DLT80 drive or autoloader to be attached through fibre channel in a SAN environment?

Vince
Tape Drives RULE!!!
Eugeny Brychkov
Honored Contributor

Re: Fibre channel DLT80 drives or autoloaders

Leif Halvarsson_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Fibre channel DLT80 drives or autoloaders

Hi,
The MSL 5026DLX library DLT 80 based and there is an optional FC card for this library.

http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/10955_div/10955_div.pdf
Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Re: Fibre channel DLT80 drives or autoloaders

Hello,

Thnaks guys for your answers.

I'm glad that I was the one who made you King, Eugeny :-) Congrats and welcome to the club!!!

Vince
Tape Drives RULE!!!