Will a USB 2 tape drive work on SLES10SP2? We currently have an aged DDS-4 SCSI tape drive which needs to be replaced. If we stay with SCSI, we not only have to upgrade the drive but the SCSI HBA as well. The drive we are looking at is an HP AG714-A.
No experience with USB tape drives and if support for this specific device is in the Linux kernel. I do know some USB devices like these are natively supported, but IMO the question if and how it will work is better answered by HP (as they typically have driver packs to include their own flavor driver).
As a note SLES 10 SP2 is out of support & you might want to consider updating to SLES 10 SP4.