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HP Storage Works MSL 5000 Tape Library

Scott Malito
Occasional Visitor

HP Storage Works MSL 5000 Tape Library

Will the MSL 5000 write to DLT 4570 tapes? Or does it only write to Super DLT tapes?
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Kurt Beyers.
Honored Contributor

Re: HP Storage Works MSL 5000 Tape Library

The MSL5026/30 can be bought with DLT8000 drives and will write to DLT35/70 tapes (same media type DLTIV is used for DLT7000 and DLT8000).

The MSL5025/60 uses SDLT or LTO drives and the MSL6030/60 uses only LTO2 drives, differtent tapes are required in these librairies.

Kurt
Scott McIntosh_2
Honored Contributor

Re: HP Storage Works MSL 5000 Tape Library

Depends on the MSL5000 series library you have.

MSL50xxLx libraries have LTO drives, and cannot handle DLTtape IV carts at all.

MSL50xxSx libraries have SDLT drives, and can read but not write DLTtape IV carts.

MSL50xxDLX libraries have DLT 7000 or 8000 drives, and can read and write DLTtape IV carts.