While a little long in the tooth and low on storage capacity when compared to other more modern tape systems, the SDLT 320 External SCSI Tape Drive still offers a reasonably useful 320GB of compressed storage on a single magnetic tape for those looking for a more robust long term storage option for their data but where the SDLT 320 External SCSI Tape Drive is most useful is reading previously backed up data from DLT tapes in scenarios where the owner of said tapes may not have had the forsight to retain a tape drive to actually read it or may have done so but found the drive no longer functional when the need to access data arose.
This is where the SDLT 320 External SCSI Tape Drive from Hire Intelligence will save the day. It will suit rental applications where a user wants to access data from a small number of tapes. Users looking to work with a large number of tapes should consider the HP MSL6000 SDLT 600 Tape Library. The SDLT 320 External SCSI Tape Drive's usefulness goes further in that it is backwards read compatible to all Type IV DLT tapes so can be used to restore media created on DLT 2000, DLT 70000, DLT 8000 and SDLT 240 devices as well as it's native SDLT320 media.
Connectivity is via Ultra160 SCSI 2. Hire Intelligence can provide the SDLT 320 External SCSI Tape Drive for rent along with a suitable PCI-X or PCIe U160 SCSI 2 Host Bus Adapter, data cable and SCSI terminator. Like most SCSI devices, the SDLT 320 External SCSI Tape Drive can be "daisy chained" with other SCSI devices making it possible to run more than one tape drive per system.