Storage Boards Cleanup
To make it easier to find information about HPE Storage products and solutions, we are doing spring cleaning. This includes consolidation of some older boards, and a simpler structure that more accurately reflects how people use HPE Storage.
Tape Libraries and Drives
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

What tapes can the HP Ultrium 1-SCSI LTO-1 read??

SOLVED
Go to solution
Tom Lyczko
Super Advisor

What tapes can the HP Ultrium 1-SCSI LTO-1 read??

LTO-1 tapes only??

Are any other tapes possible??

Would we have to buy a new tape drive to use larger tapes??

BEWS 12.0 claims the drive can read and write a lot of different media types.

Thank you, Tom
3 REPLIES
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: What tapes can the HP Ultrium 1-SCSI LTO-1 read??

Hi Tom,

An LTO-1 drive can only use LTO-1 tapes.

If you want to use larger tapes, you need a different tape drive.

The LTO standard for backward compatibility is to write back one generation and read back two generations, therefore if you want to still be able to read the tapes created on your current drive, you need to upgrade to LTO-3.

http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12128_div/12128_div.html

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Rob
Tom Lyczko
Super Advisor

Re: What tapes can the HP Ultrium 1-SCSI LTO-1 read??

That is what I was afraid of. :(

I gave you all the points. :)

Thank you, Tom
Md. Farhan A Azam
Trusted Contributor

Re: What tapes can the HP Ultrium 1-SCSI LTO-1 read??

Hi,

LTO 1 tape drive can read LTO 1 cartridge,

LTO 2 tape drive can read LTO 1 & 2 cartridge,

LTO 3 tape drive can read LTO 2 & 3 cartridge.