LTO5 Tape Drive Assistance
Posted on 2011-09-21
We have a brand new ML350G6 with a P212 SAS Controller driving a LTO 3280 SAS Full height tape drive. For some reason despite the specs reporting this tape drive can backup 1TB an hour, we seem to be only be able to get 120GB an hour which is quite a lot less (and comparable to LTO2 performance). This is using Backup Exec 2010 R3 with Symantec Drivers and fully updated. I am not sure if that is 1TB Compressed but I would presume that we should be able to get at least twice or three times the rate we currently do.
We are running 2008 R2 all updates and drivers are up to date.
I believe this is a 3Gb/s controller, I have seen that it supports 6Gbps controllers, but I can't seem to find one certified to work and does it require a different cable?
Is anyone else with this tape drive able to let me know what speeds they are getting please?