SAS solution for nMP 6,1

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  1. blunti macrumors 6502a

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    I'm trying to find a good SAS solution to use in post specifically for LTO drives.

    Is there anything you guys would recommend?

    I saw mlogic has TB2 LTO drives available which leads to my second question.

    TB2 theoretical speed is 20Gbps vs SAS 2 which is only 6Gbps?

    Would we be better off with the mlogic TB2 LTO or am I missing something?

    Thanks!
     
  2. wonderspark macrumors 68040

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    As I understand it, that mLogic device only reads and writes at 150MB/second, so you're fine no matter what.
    It will be nice for you to know you have plenty of bandwidth for your tape drive(s).
     
  3. blunti thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks!

    I thought mLogic LTO-7 data transfer rate is 300MB/second though?

    But basically speaking there is no need to try to find an SAS solution, right?
     
  4. wonderspark macrumors 68040

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    Ah, okay. Well, I only found the one LTO-6 model, and I thought I saw LTO-7 model was coming soon or something like that.
    Anyway, 300MB/sec is still well below the bandwidth of Thunderbolt and SAS, so still, no worries.
     
  5. blunti thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks!
     

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