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Jerzy Zbyslaw
Re: which LTO6 drive to buy?
on Mar 9, 2018 at 8:44:32 am

LTO FC stand alone drives are still readily available although unless someone already has FC in their server then it probably is preferable to buy them new in the SAS format, alternatively people may wish to relocate the drive further away like e.g. 20 or 50 meters which FC cabling allows especially if they do not want the unit close by and having to suffer the equivalent of constant VCR rewinding noise if its operating in the machine right next to you or as an external nearby. As I stated previously I only bought a used FC version on Ebay because it was several hundred dollars cheaper than what an equivalent SAS one would have cost me.

The firm that makes them in both FC and SAS formats is Tandberg Data and these are the FC models currently available (click the "Models" link)

http://www.tandbergdata.com/us/index.cfm/products/tape-drives/lto-drives/lt...
3524-LTO LTO-5 HH Internal Drive, FC, Bare LTO-5 HH - Internal bare tape drive kit, black, FC, with Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card, Screws, Black
3530-LTO LTO-5 HH External Drive, FC, Bare LTO-5 HH - External bare tape drive kit, black, FC, with Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card, Screws, Black

http://www.tandbergdata.com/us/index.cfm/products/tape-drives/lto-drives/lt...
3536-LTO LTO-6 HH Internal Drive, FC, Bare LTO-6 HH - Internal bare tape drive kit, black, FC, with Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card, Screws, Black
3537-LTO LTO-6HH External Drive, FC, Bare LTO-6 HH - External bare tape drive kit, black, FC, with Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card, Screws, Black

http://www.tandbergdata.com/us/index.cfm/products/tape-drives/lto-drives/lt...
TD-LTO7iFC LTO-7 HH Internal Drive, FC, Bare Tandberg Data LTO-7 HH Internal FC tape drive with 3yrs OverlandCare Bronze-Level included

They appear to be relabeled HP drives as they provide mostly HP software for them although I have no idea how different they are but they do identify as TandbergData drives and not HP drives in my PC. I ordinarily would not have considered them for purchase but they make their software and firmware freely available unlike HP who tend to only make that available to you if you have the drive under the current warranty period or otherwise under a service agreement so that definitely is a strong point in Tandberg's favor especially if like me you buy them second hand.


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