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Four LTO-4 drives on an MSL 6030?

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Jeremy C
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Four LTO-4 drives on an MSL 6030?

The website says MSL 6000 series can have up to 16 (or some large number) tape drives.
My questions:
1. Can two additional LTO-4 drives be added to an MSL6030 library? (I'd be adding a 2nd FC NSR).

2. Where do the additional drives go? There doesn't appear to be room in a 6030 chassis for two more drives. Is there some sort of add-on enclosure that would be cabled up to the 6030?

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Re: Four LTO-4 drives on an MSL 6030?

The MSL6030 can have 2 drives, the 6060 can have 4.

You can stack several individaul libraries in a master slave config.

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Rob Leadbeater
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Re: Four LTO-4 drives on an MSL 6030?


As Torsten says, the libraries can be stacked by the addition of the elevator module, also known as Pass-Through Mechanism Hardware.

If you look in the QuickSpecs here:

you'll find the relevant part numbers.