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MSL 4048 replace LTO3 drive

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Wayne
Frequent Advisor

MSL 4048 replace LTO3 drive

Hi

Maybe a stupid question, but I want to know if we just can replace our LTO3 Ultrium 960 Drive in the MSL 4048 TL with a new LTO5 Ultrium 3280 Drive.
Is this practicable or should we have to buy a whole new TL just to bring us up to LTO5?

Thx
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Marino Meloni_1
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Re: MSL 4048 replace LTO3 drive

Ganz
Trusted Contributor

Re: MSL 4048 replace LTO3 drive

Hello Wayne1,

As pointed out by Marino, you will need the LTO5 drive upgrade part as suggested. Additional resources are as follows ::
MSL 4048 tape drive upgrade matrix ::
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/ebs/pdf/MSL_Drive_upgrade_matrix_june2010.pdf

You may also refer to EBS compatibility matrix for more information about application compatibilty at ::
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/ebs/pdf/EBSMatrix-0710.pdf

Wayne
Frequent Advisor

Re: MSL 4048 replace LTO3 drive

Thank you both for your reply!

I recognized that the BL532A (Upgrade Kit) and the BL532A (New 4048 TL) have the same price! Both arround 10k US$.

So what for there is a Upgrade Kit if the price is the same as a new one?

Wayne
Frequent Advisor

Re: MSL 4048 replace LTO3 drive

BL535A and BL532A I meant, sorry.