MagStor TP2-2SAS ThunderPro2 to SAS 6Gb/s Library Bridge Module; 2x ThunderPro2 ports, 2x SAS 6Gb/s SFF-8088 output ports.
Overview: The MagStor TP2-2SAS ThunderPro2 to SAS library bridge module allows a MAC computer with a Thunderbolt port to connect to a MagStor tape library. The bridge module has two 20Gb/sec ThunderPro2 ports and two SAS 6Gb/s (SFF-8088) output ports allowing easy connection of up to 8 tape drives. The bridge module converts all data and control signals for library operation and data throughput. For added functionality, ThunderPro2 ports allow for loop-through to connect additional ThunderPro2 and Thunderbolt 2 devices; either tape-based or disk-based. The MagStor library bridge module is conveniently housed within a half-height tape drive bay allowing for ergonomic and clean placement. Standard copper-based thunderbolt cables are available for lengths up to 3 ft. If longer cable lengths are required, Corning optical thunderbolt cables are available with lengths of 5.5m, 10m, 30m, and 60m.