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SDLT320 cable length limitation

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kenny chia
Regular Advisor

SDLT320 cable length limitation

Hi all
Is there a cable length limitation for SDLT320 tape drives? I tried a 6 feet SCSI cable and the DL380 server hanged upon boot up. But when I tried a 3 feet cable, no problem booting up and detecting it

thanks for any feedback
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Luk Vandenbussche
Honored Contributor

Re: SDLT320 cable length limitation

Hi,

The supported cable lengths are specified on page 14 of this pdf.

http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11840_div/11840_div.pdf
Marino Meloni_1
Honored Contributor
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Re: SDLT320 cable length limitation

My feeling is that you have a damaged cable, check also for bent pins

marino
kenny chia
Regular Advisor

Re: SDLT320 cable length limitation

One of the pins of the longer cable is bent..
Straighten it and it worked
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