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SCSI compatibility for tape drives

kenny chia
Regular Advisor

SCSI compatibility for tape drives

Hi
I'm trying to replace a DAT8 tape drive with a DAT24 drive.
But the DAT8 is a Single ended drive while the DAT24 is a Fast Narrow SE SCSI-2 drive.

http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11783_div/11783_div.html

Will there be compatibility problems with the drive?
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4 REPLIES
Munir_1
Trusted Contributor

Re: SCSI compatibility for tape drives

There shouldnâ t be any compatibility issue. But that also depend on the SCSI card you are using. Recommended SCSI Card would be an Adaptec 2
Sunil Sharma_1
Honored Contributor

Re: SCSI compatibility for tape drives

Hi,

It will work fine.

Sunil
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Leif Halvarsson_2
Honored Contributor

Re: SCSI compatibility for tape drives

Hi,
It is possible to connect a Narrow SE device to a Wide SE or LVD bus if you have a 50-68 pin cable but you should note that the entire bus will switch to Narrow SE mode and have impact on performance for all connected devices.
kenny chia
Regular Advisor

Re: SCSI compatibility for tape drives

Many thanks!
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