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HP Ultrium 5-SCSI - Whats the largest tape?

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OviAtos
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HP Ultrium 5-SCSI - Whats the largest tape?

Hello,

We have HP Ultrium 5-SCSI (12 slots) paired with a robotic Fujitsu Eternus LT S2.

 

We are using LTO5 tapes wich give approx 1.39TB of storage.

Did search, but didnt find any answer.

If  could use higher capacity tapes for backup. Like LTO6 or LTO7.

 

Thanx

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Torsten.
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Re: HP Ultrium 5-SCSI - Whats the largest tape?

Read about the max. native capacity:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_Tape-Open


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OviAtos
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Re: HP Ultrium 5-SCSI - Whats the largest tape?

Thanx for answering,

I know about native capacity. The question was if HP Ultrium 5-SCSI supports tapes larger that LTO-5.

I guess we have to buy one tape LTO-6 or LTO-7 and try it.

Torsten.
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Re: HP Ultrium 5-SCSI - Whats the largest tape?

>> if HP Ultrium 5-SCSI supports tapes larger that LTO-5

An LTO-5 drive supports LTO-5 tapes, LTO-4 too and LTO-3 for reading.

 

What do you mean by "HP Ultrium 5-SCSI " ???


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OviAtos
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Re: HP Ultrium 5-SCSI - Whats the largest tape?

HP Ultrium 5-SCSI = Maker, name of tape drive

 

Torsten.
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Re: HP Ultrium 5-SCSI - Whats the largest tape?

>> HP Ultrium 5-SCSI = Maker, name of tape drive

 

So this is a LTO-5 drives ... or do you have something like an autoloader???

 

Maybe I don't understand your question?

 

EDIT:

Reading your first post again ...

Fujitsu Eternus LT S2 is a library where the LTO-5 drive is built-in.

Since this library is the same like HP MSL2024 (the same product from http://www.bdt.de ), an upgrade up to LTO-7 is possible, just verify the box has latest firmware.

Good bye SCSI, get a SAS or FC drive.

In case of doubt ask the vendor.


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Torsten.

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