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Can LTO4 or LTO5 tapes be used in a HP MSL4048?

Created: 17 Apr 2012 | 5 comments

I have a HP MSL4048 (product ID - MSL G3 Series) and we are currently using LTO3 tapes.  Does anyone know if this tape library can read LTO4 or LTO5 tapes?

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Bermytech's picture

Thanks for the link, but what I'm trying to determine is where the HP MSL4048 stands on that matrix.

VJware's picture

HP MSL4048 came in a LTO3 & a LTO4 flavor as well...What is the Ultrium it 1840, 1760 etc...

ZeRoC00L's picture

It all depends on the drives in your MSL4048.

The MSL4048 can be deliverd with LTO2/LTO3/LTO4 and LTO5 drives.

Find out the drive you are using. It must be an LTO3 or LTO4 drive, as LTO can write 1 generation back.

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CraigV's picture


Refer to the official HP document about this:

Check your product # against what is shown and you will know what drives you have, and what you will need to upgrade too if you ever wanted to do this.

LTO reads 2 generations back as well...


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