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Attaching a DLT8000 to a RP8400

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Attaching a DLT8000 to a RP8400

I have attached a rackmount DLT8000 (C6379-69201) to the core I/O card on a RP8400 but ioscan does not pick it up.

I know the core I/O card is Ultra2 SCSI. Are the two compatible? Am I missing patches or firmware?

I have a A6828 Ultra3 LVD card that I could install into the RP8400. Would connecting this to the tape drive be a better option?

Thanks,

Gary.
Don't chuck bricks at cows.
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Zygmunt Krawczyk
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Re: Attaching a DLT8000 to a RP8400

DLT8000 (C6379-69201) is HVD (high voltage differential) SCSI device and is not compatible with rp8400 core I/O nor A6828A adapter. You should buy:
- A4800A single port HVD SCSI HBA
or
- A5159B dual port HVD SCSI HBA

Regards,
Zygmunt
Alexander M. Ermes
Honored Contributor

Re: Attaching a DLT8000 to a RP8400

Hi there.
Zygmunt is right. The interface you need is also called F/W/D ( Fast Wide Differential ).
Max transfer rate is approx 40MB/sec.
Rgds
Alexander M. Ermes

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Re: Attaching a DLT8000 to a RP8400

Thanks guys.
I have a spare A4800A card which I shall install.

Gary.
Don't chuck bricks at cows.