[rescue] Dell LTO2 drive module

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Mon Nov 30 17:27:05 CST 2009

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> http://www.technologysurplusdepot.com/ProductInfo.aspx?id=5973930
>> Anyone know whether it's feasible to extract one of these from its
>> PowerVault housing and install it in a standard Dell full-height
>> single-drive external case?
> I don't see why it would not work.  From experience the one
> thing lacking will be that the LTO2 drive on the module will
> not have a tape drive door.... so dust inhalation will be an issue.
> I have an LTO2 drive like this and have been trying to find a new
> faceplate with the tape 'door'.....  my drive is made by IBM as I
> recall.

Since it looks like it uses the same bezel, I'm betting I could just
transfer the door from my existing [dead] LTO1 drive's bezel.  I MAY
have a spare.  If I do, I can send it to you.

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