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In the new generation of POWER9 hardware, there is an internal RDX device. While the RDX is a lower cost device, it is extremely slow. Why in the same location, can't an Internal LTOx tape drive be put in. Similar to a 5736 that was put into the Power7. Medium size customers looking for a better backup solution, would pay the additional cost to reduce their backup window.
When looking for a better tape backup solution, since there is already a slot for the RDX, have an LTOx internal tape in the same location so that backups can be performed at a reasonable speed. Backup windows are always shrinking, so a faster device would be better for most smaller and medium IBM i customers.
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