Issues with LTO SAS drive and LSI SAS HBA

Version 1

    Problem:

    Experiencing poor backup performance when connecting SAS LTO to an LSI SAS HBA.

    Windows Device Manager reports "This device can not start" Code 10

     

    Solution:

    There are 2 firmware types for the SAS cards, Initiator-RAID and  Initiator-Target.

    By default the cards are shipped with the Initiator-RAID F/W.

    This card needs to be updated with the Initiator-Target firmware when used with tape drives. This firmware can be downloaded from LSI's website.