I would partially agree with Charles. I would recommend looking at a LTO6 which is read/write compatible with your LTO5 media plus it provides you the ability to grow into LTO6 media later. The price differences between LTO5/LTO6 drives is minimal. The LTO7 may be an option depending on how much you are backup up and if you are ready to replace your media now.


From: broehmer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:broehmer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2017 12:56 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion<mailto:midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Power 8 LTO 5

1. Have a hefty Power 7 that will become off site HA.
2. Our current Investment in LTO 5 tapes.
3.. Used as a secondary backup tape

Bill

From: Charles Wilt <charles.wilt@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 08/10/2017 11:50 AM
Subject: Re: Power 8 LTO 5
Sent by: "MIDRANGE-L" <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Why would you?

Get an LTO-7 for the Power 8, it will read LTO-5 tapes just fine.

LTO-7 is twice as fast and hold 4 times more than LTO-5.

Charles


On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 10:30 AM, <broehmer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Does anyone know any reason that an external LTO 5 would not
be capable of being hooked up to a Power 8? Can't get a timely
response from my BP.

Bill



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