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Experience with MSL2024 tape library

Cass Witkowski
Trusted Contributor

Experience with MSL2024 tape library

We are looking at the MSL2024 tape library.

Please let me know your experienced with them.
Have they been reliable, trouble free? If you had to replace a tape drive how easy was it?

Any Gotchas?

Regards,

Cass
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JASH_2
Trusted Contributor

Re: Experience with MSL2024 tape library

Cass,

I cannot say about this particular model, but I have worked with MSL tape libraries for years and have been extremely impressed with their performance and reliability. Can be a little flakey to get settled, from new, but once in and being used regularly, you will be impressed.

Just my opinion.

Regards,

JASH
If I can, I will!
Cass Witkowski
Trusted Contributor

Re: Experience with MSL2024 tape library

Jash,

Thanks

I'm really curious about how easy it is to swap out a tape drive. The diagram in the quickspec make it seem easy. Was curious how "user maintainable" these units are.

Cass
VCP2005
Trusted Contributor

Re: Experience with MSL2024 tape library

I have working MSL2024, it look like a autoloader rather than a library. It should be 1-1 swap if any hardware failure.
Curtis Ballard
Honored Contributor

Re: Experience with MSL2024 tape library

The drive in the MSL2024 is designed to be customer replacable without requiring any tools. You just disconnect the SCSI cable from the drive, remove thumb screws, and pull out the drive.

The actual service strategy may vary depending on your location and service contract.
Cass Witkowski
Trusted Contributor

Re: Experience with MSL2024 tape library

Thanks for your input.