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External LTO Tape Drive and Card?
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Published: 21 May 2012
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External LTO Tape Drive and Card? Published by: Bob Cozzi on 21 May 2012 view comments(3)

I have a bunch of model 520 systems out there at v5.4

They all have SLR60 tape drives. But some of those drives are failing.

I'm wondering if I could buy external LTO 4 tape drives and connect them to these boxes of if I'd also need to get some kind of controller card and install that too?

I'm not a hardware guy so that's why I don't have a clue about this stuff.

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Posted by: clbirk
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Posted: 5 years 29 days 18 hours 45 minutes ago

Are they a built in or internal SLR60 drive or external?

Posted by: bobcozzi
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Posted: 5 years 29 days 18 hours 2 minutes ago

built in.

Posted by: DaleB
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Reading, PA
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Posted: 5 years 29 days 1 hours 36 minutes ago

You should be able to use at least LTO 3; not sure about 4. Yes, you'll need a controller card.