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Is it possible to get an LTO-2/3/4 drive to work in an MSL5030L1 library?

oldtrlrnr
Occasional Advisor

Is it possible to get an LTO-2/3/4 drive to work in an MSL5030L1 library?

We have just acquired a used HP StorageWorks MSL5030L1 tape library, HP part # 301897-B22.  From what I understand (it hasn't arrived yet), its tape drive is LTO-1, with 100/200GB tape capacity.  Since that is pushing our backup needs, I would like to try a higher-capacity LTO drive in the library.  I haven't found any info that indicates that this library will work with the LTO-2 or -3 or -4 drives, but thought I'd ask.

 

Appreciate any advice.

 

Bob

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Colette Howe 1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Is it possible to get an LTO-2/3/4 drive to work in an MSL5030L1 library?

That paticular library is not very new and I am pretty sure just left support life.

LTO 2 - 4 drives did work in that library.

I would make sure it had the latest firmware 5.20.

I am assuming it is SCSI connected the FC connected version will need a new Network Storage router E1200-320.