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Msl6000 upgrade tape drive?

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ardi_1
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Msl6000 upgrade tape drive?

I am using MSL6000 tape library which supports ULTRIUM LTO-3 tape drive.
Now I want to upgrade to LTO-4 ULTRIUM 1840 because it supports hardware encryption and bigger tape capacity through LTO-4 generation.
Can the library tape drive be changed to LTO-4 ULTRIUM 1840 keeping the existing tape library?
I’ve been looking to online product HP Storage Works LTO-4 ULTRIUM 1760 SCSI Internal Tape Drive EH921A and HP Storage Works LTO-4 ULTRIUM 1840 SCSI Internal Tape Drive EH853A.
Are these products compatible to this tape library?
Is there any addition hardware or software component needed for this change?
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Víctor Cespón
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Re: Msl6000 upgrade tape drive?

Yes, the library supports LTO-4 Ultrium 1840, but not that part number.

EH853A is a drive to be mounted on a server or tape rack, the MSL uses drives mounted on another carrier.

You must order:

HP MSL6000 LTO-4 Ultrium 1840 Tape Drive -AJ028A

See here:

http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11863_na/11863_na.pdf

and here:

ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/products/storageworks/techdoc/tapestorage/MSL_drivematrix.pdf
ardi_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: Msl6000 upgrade tape drive?

Thanks for your reply,

So it means no additional hardware is needed, only the HP StorageWorks MSL6000 LTO-4 Ultrium 1840 Tape Drive Upgrade Kit (AJ028A)?
Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor
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Re: Msl6000 upgrade tape drive?

Yes, just replace the drive (an the tapes, obviously).
ardi_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: Msl6000 upgrade tape drive?

Thanks,

Where can I find online prices for AJ028A because did not find any price list at HP site for this product?