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HP SureStore Tape Autoloader
HBA Compatibility
HP SureStore Tape Autoloader HBA Compatibility
Revision History
Revision History
Edition 1:.
January 2001: Initial release.
Edition 2:.
February 2001: Updated tested HBAs and modified
support notices for DLT and HP Ultrium LTO.
In This Document
This document includes the following sections:
• Compatible Host Bus Adapters (HBAs):
Lists HBAs that have been tested and found to be compatible with the
HP SureStore Tape Autoloader 1/9 configured with a DLT, DLT1 or
HP Ultrium LTO tape drive.
• Support Notices:
Includes support issues you may encounter when using specific HBAs
with DLT, DLT1 and HP Ultrium LTO autoloaders.
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HP SureStore Tape Autoloader HBA Compatibility
Compatible Host Bus Adapters (HBAs)
Compatible Host Bus Adapters (HBAs)
The tables below list HBAs that were tested and found to be compatible
with the HP SureStore Tape Autoloader 1/9 configured with DLT, DLT1
and HP Ultrium LTO tape drives. Using one of these tested HBAs
ensures compatibility with the autoloader.
Table 1
DLT Autoloaders - Tested HBAs
Manufacturer
Model
Adaptec
• AHA-2940UW
• AHA-2940U2W
• AHA-39160
LSI Logic
• SYM8952U
• SYM8751SPE
QLogic
• QLA1080
• QLA1280
• QLA12160
Table 2
DLT1 Autoloaders - Tested HBAs
Manufacturer
Model
Adaptec
• AHA-2940UW
• AHA-2940U2B
• AHA-2940U2W
LSI Logic
• SYM8952U
QLogic
• QLA1080
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HP SureStore Tape Autoloader HBA Compatibility
Compatible Host Bus Adapters (HBAs)
Table 3
HP Ultrium Autoloaders - Tested HBAs
Manufacturer
Model
Adaptec
• AHA-2940UW
• AHA-2940U2B
• AHA-2940U2W
• AHA-29160
• AHA-39160
LSI Logic
• SYM8952U
• SYM8751SPE
QLogic
• QLA1080
• QLA1280
• QLA12160
NOTE
If you have questions regarding tested HBAs or their compatibility with
the DLT, DLT1 or HP Ultrium autoloader, contact your service
representative.
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HP SureStore Tape Autoloader HBA Compatibility
Support Notices
Support Notices
The following support notices include compatibility information for the
HP SureStore Tape Autoloader 1/9 for the following HBAs:
• LSI Logic SYM 22915 HBA
• QLogic QLA1280
LSI Logic SYM22915 HBA
The LSI Logic SYM22915 HBA is not supported with DLT1 autoloaders.
The table below describes the issue and cause.
Issue
Cause
Using an LSI Logic
SYM22915 HBA with a
DLT1 autoloader in
Windows NT can cause the
operating system to fail,
resulting in a blue screen.
The SYM22915 is a SCSI 3 HBA, while
the DLT1 tape drive is a SCSI 2 device
that does not support SCSI 3
commands. When the HBA tries to
negotiate by a Parallel Protocol Request
(PPR message), the DLT1 tape drive
does not respond as expected to this
SCSI 3 command. This results in a
system failure.
QLogic QLA1280 HBA
You may experience the following issue with the QLogic QLA1280 HBA
when used with a DLT1 or HP Ultrium autoloader. The table below
describes the issue and provides a solution.
Issue
Solution
Communication problems, detection
errors, and I/O errors may occur
when using the terminators that
ship with the DLT1 and HP
Ultrium autoloaders when used
with the QLogic QLA1280 HBA.
Do not use the terminators that
ship with the autoloader.
Instead use the terminator that
ships with the QLA1280 HBA
to ensure successful operation.
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