HP DAT 40 configuration
Posted on 2006-04-28
I have an HP DAT 40 tape drive I'd like to put in my Linux box. I need advice on whether what I want to do will work.
The drive is labeled SureStore DAT 40 and is from an old NetServer LH 3 running Windows NT. I assume it is SCSI (but if not, please advise). It takes tapes labeled DDS-4. These tapes also have DDS-150 imprinted.
My Linux machine has a SCSI tape drive taking tapes which are the same size as the DAT 40, but they are labeled DDS-3 and also DGD125P.
1. Will the DAT 40 work with the Linux machine? If so, any advice on which drive to select? If so, any advise on which SCSI card to use? (Currently, it plugs into the NetServer motherboard, no separate card).
2. What is the difference between DDS-3 and DDS-4 tapes?
3. Will the DAT 40 read and/or write DDS-3 tapes? Primarily, I want to read the DDS-3 tapes, not write them.