The interface speed of the drive for both SAS and Fiber is faster than even an LTO6 the drive can write. That said if you're using the older 5901 SAS card that one has some performance limits so even a 4Gb Fiber will likely be faster. The newer SAS Card is much faster.

That said unless you have a lot of disk arms or a fair number of SSDs the tape drive will likely not be the slowest part of the backup for most shops.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

On 8/18/2014 11:28 PM, Kirk Goins wrote:

In real world use,
Are the Fiber LTO5 and LTO6 drives faster that the SAS Drives?

This thread ...


Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page