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Connecting Ultrium 3280 ext. tape drive to LSI 9217-4i4e SAS RAID card

 
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Connecting Ultrium 3280 ext. tape drive to LSI 9217-4i4e SAS RAID card

I previously posted here about EH957A tape drive and would like to thank everyone who responded to that post.  Unfortunately, that drive died and I have replaced it with the drive in the title.

My question with the new drive is how do I connect it to the LSI card. The drive came with an SFF-8088 cable which fits both the external port on the card and the port on the drive.

But the OS (Win 2008 server) doesn't recognize the drive.

Since the external port is 4x, do I need a splitter or should I get an external adapter card so I can use one of the internal cables?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Connecting Ultrium 3280 ext. tape drive to LSI 9217-4i4e SAS RAID card

Hello @twixyl

You will not need a splitter.

You can connect the Drive to the external port of the HBA and it should work fine.

Regards
Rajat_B
I am an HPE Employee