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By Julied ·
I have a Dell PowerEdge 2400 Server which came with a DLT drive that used an adapter to plug straight into the system board so that a SCSI card was not needed. The DLT drive was swapped out for a IDE HP Surestore DAT 24 drive (because of high tape costs on DLT's) and the DAT24 has now died. I want to purchase a new one - probably a HP DAT40. The problem is that all the new drives are SCSI and I do not know for sure that I can use an adapter to install this drive. I have tried to purchase a drive from Dell but what they say about Dell support really is true and after three hours on the phone they gave me a two week ETA for $150.00 more than the HP would cost me. Can I use an adapter and plug this HP DAT40 into my server?

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by djent In reply to SCSI backup tape drive

Get an Adaptec 19160 controller, if you use an OS other then Windows get a 29160, better OS support. The reason the drives are SCSI is that it can provide data transfer rates required and fault tolerance. Make sure the termination jumper is on the drive, assuming it is the only device.

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