LTO Tape/SCSI

Warning: Some SCSI cards don't work well with LTO drives, giving you a measly 10MB/s push rate, which causes shoe shining. Some have said that RAID cards don't mix with LTO drives (use non-RAID HBAs instead), which can be an issue as most SCSI HBAs are only available in PCI-X. Others have said that Adaptec cards cause trouble, so find LSI instead.

Next component to look for is a PCIe to SCSI card. This is necessary for legacy LTO-3 or LTO-4 drives, though SAS is preferable. I've found it, a PCI-E card, equipped on a Dell PowerEdge.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=201396887024&alt=web

It looks like this person has put together a setup involving that same SCSI to PCIe card, a cable, an SCSI Terminator, and an external HP Ultrium 960.

Another option is Cardbus to SCSI. This can be put into a ThinkPad. $20. Though I doubt it can push 80GB/s.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=301725617647&alt=web

Now that I have the SCSI adapter card, I can use an LTO3 SCSI drive.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-IBM-95P2012-LTO3-LTO-3-ULTRIUM-TAPE-DRIVE-23R4762-TESTED-/281792837561?hash=item419c2977b9

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-StorageWorks-Ultrium-960-LTO-3-SCSI-Tape-Drive-Q1538A-Q1538-69201-378463-001/381365302764