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StorageWorks DLT 40/80 GB Compatibility

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Enrique_18
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StorageWorks DLT 40/80 GB Compatibility

I'm looking for a current tape drive. I need it can read my DLT IV tapes previously backuped in a HP StorageWorks DLT 40/80 GB. I know DLT VS80 can't do it. Any current drive tape can do it ?
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David Ruska
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Re: StorageWorks DLT 40/80 GB Compatibility

Here's the current DLT/SDLT products:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/tapestorage/dltsdltdrives.html

SDLT320 will read your DLT40/80 tapes.

The SDLT 320 is an enhanced version of the SDLT 110/220 tape drive offering a 45% increase in native capacity per cartridge (160 GB) and data transfer performance (16 MB/s). The new SDLT 320 offers the same backward-read compatibility to current DLT tape drives as the SDLT 110/220, but is also write-compatible with the SDLT 110/220 and utilizes the same SDLT1 media and cleaning cartridge.

The journey IS the reward.
David Ruska
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Re: StorageWorks DLT 40/80 GB Compatibility


From the SDLT QuickSpec:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11840_div/11840_div.html

Backward-read compatibility with DLT Type IV tape cartridges used with DLT1, DLT VS80, DLT 40, DLT 70, and DLT 80 tape drives
The journey IS the reward.