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How determine what drives the tape library will support?

malouie
Occasional Visitor

How determine what drives the tape library will support?

We have an HP StorageWorks 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader with Ultrium LTO-3 tape drives. We are interested in upgrading the drives if possible. How do we determine what drives our autoloader will support? I have no contacts at HP and no information on the purchase of this and it is probably not under support any more. All I have is the serial numbers of the autoloader and drive. The autoloader and drives are at a remote office across the country and there are no IT staff there. I have searched Google and the HP site but cannot find how to determine what drives our Autoloader will support. I see that new G2 autoloaders support newer, larger drives than ours but that doesn't necessarily mean our autoloader will support those newer drives.

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Torsten.
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Re: How determine what drives the tape library will support?

See the quickspecs:

 

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/productbulletin.html#spectype=worldwide&type=html&docid=12630

 

these are the supported drives:

 

HP StoreEver 1/8G2 LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 SAS Tape Autoloader  

HP StoreEver 1/8 G2 LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 FC Tape Autoloader  

HP StoreEver 1/8G2 LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 FC Tape Autoloader  

HP StoreEver 1/8 G2 LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 SAS Tape Autoloader  

HP StoreEver 1/8 G2 LTO-4 Ultrium 1760 SAS Tape Autoloader  

HP StoreEver 1/8 G2 LTO-4 Ultrium 1760 SCSI Tape Autoloader

 

 

 

 


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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