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DellPerc/4DC needed or

By lcw ·
Can I use Dell Raid card such as DellPerc/4DC to attach to an external tape drive such as Dell PowerVault 110T VS160 or instead need to buy SCSI controller card Adaptec SCSI card 39160 dual channel 160 controller?

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by Dennis.Rhine In reply to DellPerc/4DC needed or

I assume that this is a Dell server we are talking about here. In this situation I think that Dell recommends that the tape drive be placed on a different controller than the RAID controller. I know that they have two or three SCSI controllers loading on their servers.

When connecting the drive there should be an extrnal SCSI connector, probably on an expansion card, and the tape drive would connect to this. If there isn't one then I would install one. Hope this helps.

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by pierrejamme In reply to DellPerc/4DC needed or

I absolutely concur with Dennis.
You never want tape backup software running that fast it will abnd or crash your server trying to keep up.
get a 39160 for the tape.

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