Am I reading this wrong, but this ebay listing as an "autoloader" for <$2k
http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-3572-S6H-System-Storage-LTO-6-1U-Tape-Autoloader-SAS-35P1820-TS2900-3580-L6-/111358440324?pt=US_Tape_Data_Cartidge_Drives&hash=item19ed7af384
LTO4 is even cheaper ~$1250.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-3572-S4H-System-Storage-LTO-4-1U-Tape-Autoloader-SAS-45E3769-TS2900-3580-L4-/111359390880?pt=US_Tape_Data_Cartidge_Drives&hash=item19ed8974a0

And it is still SAS. I'm quite enamored with the fiber options.

Can you virtualize SAS among lpars? Or do you have to mess with that
dlpar crap?

Rob Berendt




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