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HP SureStore 10/588 (A4845A) SDLT drive upgrade

Richard Reuters
Occasional Contributor

HP SureStore 10/588 (A4845A) SDLT drive upgrade

Is it possible to upgrade a 10/588 Library (A4845, aka StorageTek TimberWolf 9710) with a SDLT drive?

StorageTek announced an upgrade with SDLT 100/220 drives for their STK 9710 some years ago. I found no reference from HP.

Is this upgrade also possible with the HP version of the library? If yes, are there special requirements for firmware, etc?

ciao
Richard Reuters
3 REPLIES
Scott McIntosh_2
Honored Contributor

Re: HP SureStore 10/588 (A4845A) SDLT drive upgrade

The 10/588 was discontinued long ago. HP won't be doing anything more with it.
David Ruska
Honored Contributor

Re: HP SureStore 10/588 (A4845A) SDLT drive upgrade

The only supported drives for the HP product were DLT4K, DLT7K, and 9840.
The journey IS the reward.

Re: HP SureStore 10/588 (A4845A) SDLT drive upgrade

Hi Richard,
Any chance you have the Windows 2003 drivers for the A4845A? I'm trying to upgrade my Windows 2000 server before support expires and I can't find the driver anywhere. Sun appears that they may have one, but won't let you download it without a support contract.

thanks!