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DELL Perc H330 to DELL LTO6 (IBM) Internal Tape Drive

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Good morning,

This should be a simple question, yet has me a scratching my head...

I'm trying to fit a DELL LTO6 internal tape drive to a system with a DELL Perc H330 controller.

The H330 has an HD mini-SAS SFF-8644 connector, and I have found a document confirming it is a valid controller for the tape drive.

I'm struggling to find any information really on the drive, however I believe the connector is either a SFF-8680 or SFF-8639. 

Does anyone know what cable I need to connect the two devices please? I'm really struggling to find anything with that combination.

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Re: DELL Perc H330 to DELL LTO6 (IBM) Internal Tape Drive

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According to the Dell specifications, this card has a SFF-8644, yet Wikipedia says the 8644 is an external connector; could this be a typo and should actually be SFF-8643, which is the internal version? Both look physically similar in pin connectivity.

Dell H330 Specifications

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Re: DELL Perc H330 to DELL LTO6 (IBM) Internal Tape Drive

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Looks like the tape drive could also be a SFF-8482 based on Lenovo documents of a similar(-ish) drive. 

I've ordered a SFF-8643 to SFF-8482 cable to give it a test (it's cable I can actually find, which suggests it may be more likely).

Fingers crossed!

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Re: DELL Perc H330 to DELL LTO6 (IBM) Internal Tape Drive

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Hello Derek,

Here is the Dell part# 606JD for the cable that goes from your PERC H330 to your LTO6 Tape drive. 

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

DELL-Sam L
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Re: DELL Perc H330 to DELL LTO6 (IBM) Internal Tape Drive

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Sam, the 606JD cable looks to have a mini-SAS (SFF-8087) connector on the HBA end.  He'll need a mini-SAS HD (SFF-8644) on the HBA330, no?

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Re: DELL Perc H330 to DELL LTO6 (IBM) Internal Tape Drive

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Hello procrastitron, Nope. You can use that cable and connect it to the PERC H330 without any issues. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

DELL-Sam L
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