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I've bought an internal HP Ultrium 3000 LTO 5 tape drive (Model 693416-001) without SAS connection cable.

Being new to SAS I have discovered that there are loads of different types of cable, and I have no idea which the HP drive uses or how to find out.

It doesn't appear on the spec I can find on the HP site - it just says the cable is included!

Can anyone tell me what sort of cable and card type I need for the tape drive, and what sort of controller would be suitable?

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Internal SAS drives usually have SFF-8482 connectors.

enter image description here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_Attached_SCSI#Connectors

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  • That's that I'd thought - but I just didn't want to order the wrong thing. Thanks! – Screwtape Jun 4 '18 at 6:57
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    @Screwtape No need to comment with thanks. Please mark it as an answer, and/or upvote if it helped. – Jonas Stein Dec 30 '19 at 13:39

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