Operating an LTO on a W7 workstation
Posted on 2016-09-12
My client wants to backup his data on LTO media
Considering the absence of a server and the five workstations on his network, most would consider this option overkill
Nonetheless that is what he wants
My supplier (Techdata) told me that his LTO drives only run on servers
I am surprised by this statement; wouldn't it be the software that would require a server OS rather than a WX OS ?
BackupAssist fro example can run off a Windows 7
Maybe it is more to do with the the data bus ? PCIe 3.0 SAS controllers can also fit in a PCIe 2.0 bus, right ?
There might be an issue with the controller board drivers - but then I can purchase an SAS controller from
some other supplier ensuring that is comes with Win7 drivers, right ?
Any opinions or comments ?