upgrading IBM4560slx from lto1 to lto2
Posted on 2010-09-20
We are currently running an IBM4560slx tape library with Backupexec 9.1 with all known software patches installed. The library currently has 2 LTO1 SCSI tape drives installed in hot swap drive sleds. The host machine has a SCSI ATTO Dual Channel Ultra 3 controller card installed. Everything works fine at this point but management wants to upgrade this library to LTO2 since our other tape library is already an LTO2.
My question is will I be able to put LTO2 drives in this library to upgrade it (the 4560slx) to LTO2 format or, will I need to purchase other parts to bring this system to LTO2? I found a field replaceable unit for an upgrade drive sled but, I don't know if this will do the job for me. I need to keep this upgrade fairly inexpensive relatively speaking. Any help with hardware compatibility would be greatly appreciated.