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    Exactly--the caution here is not to go overboard. You can get DDS4 and DDS5 tape drives that are fed with differential ultra640 SCSI, which would be expensive overkill--your P3's disk could never keep up with the tape drive. A DLT IV capable drive is about as far as you'd want to go in the DLT area with a P3 box.

    I didn't touch on LTO--for a PC, I think it'd be expensive overkill again.

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    Thanks again everyone, all the input is very much appreciated!
    DLT IV capable drive on ebay is over $500. That is a bit to much past my hobby budget.
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    There are plenty of DDS/DAT drives on eBay for cheap.

    Here's a seller with NOS HP DLT/VS 80 SCSI drives for not a lot. (They're UW SCSI-2, so should not be a problem). And they're half-height SCSI. Documentation is on the web.

    80GB per tape is a lot more than that T1000 can do.

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    Thanks Chuck, I was looking using the wrong terms.
    I have a Jazz drive with a iomega scsi card. I would need a 2 drive cable with a terminator to use this card? Or a different card/cable?
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    It'll depend how you build the external drive SCSI bus. You just have to enable termination on the last drive, either by drive jumpers/switches, or via an external terminator pack (of the correct connector type and Active/Passive type) on the drive's external 2nd connector.

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    Note that the drive I pointed to is ultrawide SCSI2; If you've got the Jaz Jet Ultrawide (68 pin connector), you're good. The 50 pin connector is a narrow SCSI. You can use a narrow SCSI drive with a UW controller, but not always the reverse.

    Check the user manual if the latter condition obtains.

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    If it's the Jaz Jet PCI Ultra SCSI-2 adapter, then you'll need an HD50-HD50 cable to the Jaz drive and an HD50-HD68 converter cable (or HD50F to HD68M adapter) to the DLT drive, and need to ensure it has an ID <= 6. Then you'll need to terminate the bus at the DLT drive.

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