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Connect HP DLT40 Tape Drive to HP Proliant DL380 G4 Server

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Yu Ting LIU
Advisor

Connect HP DLT40 Tape Drive to HP Proliant DL380 G4 Server

Hi,

Anybody knows if HP still support HP DLT40 Tape Drive (external) and if it's compatilbe to HP Proliant DL380 G4 Server?

The Hardware Compatibility Table available on HP website doesn't include the model of HP DLT40.

Thanks & Regards!
Yu Ting
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Thayanidhi
Honored Contributor

Re: Connect HP DLT40 Tape Drive to HP Proliant DL380 G4 Server

Though it's not mentioned exclusively it should be supported. DAT40 and DAT72 uses same (LVD) interface. Also DL servers listed under DAT quick specs.. below url.

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11883_div/11883_div.HTML

Regds
TT
Attitude (not aptitude) determines altitude.
Yu Ting LIU
Advisor

Re: Connect HP DLT40 Tape Drive to HP Proliant DL380 G4 Server

Hi,

Thanks for your information. But my tape drive is DLT40 not DAT40.

Regards!
Yu Ting
Alexander M. Ermes
Honored Contributor

Re: Connect HP DLT40 Tape Drive to HP Proliant DL380 G4 Server

Hi there.
Pls check the interface on your system and your DLT40. If DLT40 side is LVD and same as system go ahaead. If not you may have to buy an additional interface.
Rgds
Alexander M. Emes
.. and all these memories are going to vanish like tears in the rain! final words from Rutger Hauer in "Blade Runner"
Yu Ting LIU
Advisor

Re: Connect HP DLT40 Tape Drive to HP Proliant DL380 G4 Server

Hi,

What is LVD? And how can I check it?

Regards!
Yu Ting
Alexander M. Ermes
Honored Contributor
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Re: Connect HP DLT40 Tape Drive to HP Proliant DL380 G4 Server

Hi there.
LVD means Low Voltage Differential.
Most SCSI interfaces use this mode to transfer data ( U2W / U3W / U160 / U320 ).
Samples Adaptec 2940 U2W 29160 etc.
HVD ( High Voltage Differential ) is used on F/W/D interfaces ( Sample is Adaptec 2944 ).
You cannot mix any device from one with the other without severe damage.
Rgds
Alexander M. Ermes
.. and all these memories are going to vanish like tears in the rain! final words from Rutger Hauer in "Blade Runner"
Yu Ting LIU
Advisor

Re: Connect HP DLT40 Tape Drive to HP Proliant DL380 G4 Server

I see. Thanks!

Regards!
Yu Ting
Thayanidhi
Honored Contributor

Re: Connect HP DLT40 Tape Drive to HP Proliant DL380 G4 Server

Hi,
I just over looked DLT as DAT!!

DLT40 is SCSI-2 interface, which not LVD.
Do not try non-LVD on LVD bus. Connect only if you have SCSI-2 interface on the server.

See attached document regarding SCSI/FC.

Regds
TT
Attitude (not aptitude) determines altitude.