I've recently come into possession of an Arcvault 24, a combination tape libary/LTO4 tape drive unit. It connects via a U320 SCSI link using HD68 wiring.
The server that this library will be connected to is a HP DL160 G6. This device does not have any SCSI connectors, so I think I need to pick up a SCSI card of some kind.
The server has PCI-E x8, x16, and PCI-X slots.
Problem is, I have no idea what to buy given the options available. I say this, because prices are all over the place on outfits like eBay, with interface cards matching the description of being U320 and having the right connectors both for the board and the device cable varying in price anywhere from $8 to $200.
So the main questions are:
I'm assuming these are radically different devices given the radically different prices, but as a newbie, what am I looking for and why are the prices so variable?
Can I just buy any random SCSI card that is U320/PCI-X and expect it to connect to my library?