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How to find whether HP tape drive dds-3 compatible?

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How to find whether HP tape drive dds-3 compatible?

Hi all,
How can I know whether a tape drive is dds-2 or dds-3 compatible.
Waiting for ur reply

-irfan
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Ravi_8
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Re: How to find whether HP tape drive dds-3 compatible?

Hi,

If you have to check tape drive specifications, it should have mentioned whether tape to be used is dds2 or dds3
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: How to find whether HP tape drive dds-3 compatible?

It it says dds-3 and it uses the scsi connection its probably compatible.

This drive has drivers and instructions for HP-UX

http://www.certance.com/products/dds-dat/dds-3/

If you don't mind used, you can find lots of them on the open market because lots of hp-9000 systems with dds-3 tape drives are being de-commissioned.

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bhavin asokan
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Re: How to find whether HP tape drive dds-3 compatible?

hi,

if it is hp tape drive get the model number
eg: C1554C

go to http://www.partsurfer.hp.com/

select your country and search with the model number.

regds,
bhavin asokan
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Re: How to find whether HP tape drive dds-3 compatible?

hi,

you can get the model number by ioscan -fnC tape command.

for sony tape drive details go to

http://www.storagebysony.com/search/search.asp

regds,
Ermin Borovac
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Re: How to find whether HP tape drive dds-3 compatible?

'ioscan -funC tape' will return model number (e.g. C5683A). Then you can grep for this model number in /usr/sam/lib/C/pd_devinfo.tx. That should return DDS capacity/type.

TAPE:::stape::::.*C5683A.*:::::::C5683A 40 GB DDS Data Compression Tape Drive (DAT40E):BR,DAT

Re: How to find whether HP tape drive dds-3 compatible?

Last answer is good.
Thanks everyone