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LTO 6 Tape Drive Connect with Desktop Machine Possibility ?

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DFP2016
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LTO 6 Tape Drive Connect with Desktop Machine Possibility ?

Dear Experts,

i have a HP LTO 6 Tape Drive SAS Interface, i want to connect LTO 6 Tape drive to My Desktop Machine over a SAS HBA card with the Support of PCIex16 3.0 Slot.

Is it possible. ?

if yes , what kind of of SAS card should buy?

with best regards,

Azaf

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tapelibraryfixr
Frequent Advisor

Re: LTO 6 Tape Drive Connect with Desktop Machine Possibility ?

Hi

is the drive external if so one of these will do plus the correct sas cable to the drive

HPE SC08e 6Gb Sas HBA or HPE H241 12Gb Sas HBA

 

DFP2016
Occasional Contributor

Re: LTO 6 Tape Drive Connect with Desktop Machine Possibility ?

Thanks for your quick respond,

Yes , This Is a External Tape Drive..

Recently we had purchase HP Store Ever LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 External Tape Drive EH970A.

Serial# : HUJ7057UN0 

Currently we have all servers Dell Brand. 

Dell PowerEdge R310   -2 No

  • PowerEdge T330 -1 No

 Above Servers are contained SAS HBA Raid Controller Card.

 Now we need to install LTO Drive into a Desktop Machine for the Backup. Cause All server Backup will be store into the desktop machine over the Network. Once it finish it will be move to Tape.

This is the concept. 

First Let Me Know, HP LTO 6 Tape Drive is it Possible to Work with a Desktop Machine with the support of A New SAS interface Card connected Over the PCIe 16x 3.0 Slot.

i heard somewhere The LTO 6 External Drive Work With only Servers. is it Right Or Wrong ?

seeking your valuable Comments

 

With Best regards

Azaf Ayath

 

tapelibraryfixr
Frequent Advisor
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Re: LTO 6 Tape Drive Connect with Desktop Machine Possibility ?

Hi

i run LTO'6's on win7 and 10 no problem using Dell Precision T7400's and T3500.

I dont however run the backup exec on Win7 or 10 thats runinng on a server.

The 16x slot should also work fine. these things are techincally not supported but that doesnt mean it wont work.

 

DFP2016
Occasional Contributor

Re: LTO 6 Tape Drive Connect with Desktop Machine Possibility ?

Dear

Thanks for your Valuable Comment, its highly appreciated.

Actually OS Doesn’t matter, i have up to server2016 Valid license. My backup is being Stored to A Desktop Dell OptiPlex 7040 (i7 Processor) machine.

My doubt, if i purchase a SAS card and installed over PCIe16x Slot, is it able to run LTO Drive LTFS Mode.

Otherwise we need to Purchase a new server For Backup which is compatible with LTO6 Tape Drive.

I’m expecting your valuable Suggestions for the same.

 

With Best regards,

Azaf

tapelibraryfixr
Frequent Advisor

Re: LTO 6 Tape Drive Connect with Desktop Machine Possibility ?

Hi

I dont think i could 100% say that LTFS would work but i dont see why it wouldnt, i use HP SAS HBA's in many differant systems with no problems. i also have run LSI/AVAGO/DELL HBA's aswell with no issue.