StoreEver Tape Storage
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Replacement Product for DLT7000

Matt B Smith
Occasional Contributor

Replacement Product for DLT7000

Hello:

I have a DLT7000 on my server and want a decent replacement product since the DLT7000 is no longer being supported.

Which DLT would be best? Which would allow me to read my DLT7000 tapes?

Thanks!

MB
4 REPLIES
JohnWRuffo
Honored Contributor

Re: Replacement Product for DLT7000

Matt:

The VS80 would have Backward Read Compatibility:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/dltvs4080/index.html

You can get this drive in a library for with the 1/8 Autoloader:
http://www.hp.com/products1/storage/products/automatedbackup/autoloaders/18series_tape/index.html

Hope this helps! -john
Enjoy!
__________________________________________
Was the post useful? Click on the white KUDOS! Star.

Do you need help with your HP product?
Try this: http://www.hp.com/support/hpgt
Marino Meloni_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Replacement Product for DLT7000

Hi

I'm not sure dlt1 would read dlt7000, but should read dlt4000.

I think a SDLT would fit your needs also for the future, he can "read only" DLT7000 format

marino
Marino Meloni_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Replacement Product for DLT7000

Scott McIntosh_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Replacement Product for DLT7000

The VS80 can only read DLT 4000 format, not DLT 7000 format.

The only option you have is either DLT 8000 or SDLT220 or SDLT320.

DLT 8000 will use the same tapes, but not really be much of a performance or capacity upgrade.

SDLT will require new media for new backups, but will be able to read DLTtape IV carts written in DLT 7000 format, so you won't need to keep your DLT 7000 drives around for restores of old backups.

Thanks,
Scott
HP Support