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Converting internal LTo7 To External

 
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Converting internal LTo7 To External

Hi,

we do have a couple of standalone Internal LTO-7 [HPE LTO-7 Ultrium 15000 Int Tape Drive
Prodcut No: BB873A ] mounted and working well

my question is is there a way to make the  a couple of them external for example connect them using standard USB ? instead of mini SAS connection cable ? what are the required part numbers ?

 

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Re: Converting internal LTo7 To External

this is what you need to connect an external tape via SAS:

https://www.hpe.com/de/de/product-catalog/storage/tape-drives-and-enclosures/pip.hpe-storeever-rack-mount-kits.1010748961.html

USB is not fast enough.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Re: Converting internal LTo7 To External

Hi Toresten

i have exact box 

but i want a connection between the tape drive and a regular computer for example a laptop is that possible 

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Re: Converting internal LTo7 To External

Newer LTO drives only have SAS or fibre channel connectivity.


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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