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Date:      Fri, 11 Dec 2009 09:14:33 +0000
From:      Terry <terry@bluelight.org.uk>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: HP USB 2.0 Tape Drive
Message-ID:  <4B220D79.1080706@bluelight.org.uk>
In-Reply-To: <20091210174131.D1A891065696@hub.freebsd.org>
References:  <20091210174131.D1A891065696@hub.freebsd.org>

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Hi,
> 
> I'm looking to buy a tape drive and am currently looking at USB 2.0 DAT tape
> drives from HP. I searched the hardware compatibility list and cannot locate
> any information tape drives except the disclaimer that SCSI tape drives do
> work on SCSI controller cards that are recognized by the FreeBSD OS. The
> only thing I can find is that apparently the ehci driver must be used if USB
> 2.0 interface is to be used with a tape drive. 
> 
> Does anyone have had positive or negative experience using these USB-based
> DAT tape drives? Specifically, I am looking at the HP (Hewlett-Packard)
> StorageWorks Q1581SB DAT 160 Tape Drive. If there are other branded USB
> 2.0-based tape drives (i.e. Quantum) that you've used with little or no
> problems, I would be interested in knowing about these.

I have been using the usb HP Dat drives with ml115 servers with out any problems. They have been detected and work fine

Terry






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