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networkbike
Occasional Contributor

Tape Drive part numbers

There are two tape libraries, one using Drive HP:Ultrium 5-SCSI and the other using  HP:Ultrium 4-SCSI

 

We need to get the part numbers of 3 TB tapes for the Ultrium-5 and 1 TB tapes for the Ultrium 4 drives.

 

Looking at some of the specs of the drives on the Internet:

 

LTO-5 Ultrium 3280
LTO-5 Ultrium 3000
LTO-4 Ultrium 1840
LTO-4 Ultrium 1760

How do I know exactly which tape drives I have and does it affect which tapes I need to purchase.

 

P.S. This thread has been moved from Data Protector Support and News Forum to Tape Libraries and Drives. -HP Forum Moderator

 

 

2 REPLIES
Bob_Clark
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape Drive part numbers

I don't really nderstand the question

 

First, any questions about Hardware should be directed to that support group, we just don't have access to that kind of information

 

I did go out and 'google' HP Ultruim Tape part numbers

 

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/storage-media/product-detail.html?oid=4153086

3TB tape

p/n C7975A

 

There is not 1TB capacity tape

LTO-4  -  1.6 TB capacity

p/n C7974A

 

I don't have a tape drive attached to my system, but Belarc Advisor may tell exactly what your tape drive is.  You can also check Device Manager -> Tape Drives if library is attached to a Windows system

 

There is also the LIbrary and Tape Tools utility

 

Data Protector Tools, like 'devbra -dev' will only tell you 'LTO'

Alex Tien
Trusted Contributor

Re: Tape Drive part numbers

Hi,

Any LTOx drives will accept LTOx and LTOx-1 tapes.  The different product numbers listed are only whether the drive is half-height or full-height.

 

You can order any LTO5 and LTO4 tapes from the market, though we would recommend HP tapes :).