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  • iMac having trouble recognizing HP LTO-7 Ultrium 15000

  • Gerald Nott

    July 16, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Hi,

    I have an HP LTO-7 Ultirum 15000 that I am connecting to my I Mac (Retina 5k, 27-inch, Late 2015) macOS Mojave 10.14.5

    I am connecting through a Highpoint RocketStor 6328 via miniSAS to Thunderbolt.

    I am unable to have the tape deck recognized in either HPE StoreOpen Standalone or PreRoll Post

    Any help on how I can get this deck recogonized would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

  • Neil Sadwelkar

    July 17, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    From Yoyotta’s LTO+LTFS FAQ page…

    Highpoint RocketStor and RocketRAID devices are not compatible with LTFS + LTO drives.
    The Highpoint 6328L is a SATA protocol interface. It has Mini-SAS connectors, but does not support SAS protocol. So this does not work with any SAS RAID or tape devices.
    The Highpoint 6328 is a SAS protocol interface. But it does not support TLR protocol, so it cannot be used with LTO + LTFS.
    We do not know of any fix for the HighPoint 6328, so this is not suitable for use with LTO-7, LTO-8 and LTFS.

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    Neil Sadwelkar
    neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com
    twitter: fcpguru
    FCP Editor, Edit systems consultant
    Mumbai India

  • Gerald Nott

    July 17, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Thank you Neil,

    I spoke with ATTO and they recommended their ThunderLink TLSH-3128-D00. I would need an SFF-8644 to SFF-8088 cable as well as a thunderbolt TB2 to TB 3 converter. Has there been any issues using these thunderbolt converters, or is there possible a substitute that uses Thunderbolt 2 without the need for a converter.

    Thank you so much

  • Neil Sadwelkar

    July 18, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Although I haven’t used a ThunderLink TLSH-3128 with LTO, I have used a Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe expander and a Atto SAS H1280 inside that. This uses a Thunderbolt3 to Thunderbolt2 adapter to enable connecting to a Thunderbolt 2 Mac like yours. And it uses a SFF-8644 to SFF-8088. Both work fine with Bru as well as Yoyotta.

    My system is connected as
    MacBook Pro 2016 > TB2-TB2 cable > Apple TB3-TB2 adapter > Sonnet Express SEII with TB3 ports > Atto SAS H1280 > SFF-8644 to SFF-8088 cable > LTO-7 tape drive.

    This has been working for over a year now. 40+ tapes, 150+TB data.

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    Neil Sadwelkar
    neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com
    twitter: fcpguru
    FCP Editor, Edit systems consultant
    Mumbai India

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